Beijing says no plan for reopening of schools


A pump attendant refuels a car at a Sinopec gas station where customers can buy supplies. As things are getting back to normal in the city, Beijing on Tuesday announced it has no plan for reopening schools and kindergartens at present. - Reuters

BEIJING: Beijing has no plan for reopening schools and kindergartens at present, said the Beijing Municipal Education Commission on Tuesday (March 17).

It is still too early to consider any plans for reopening of schools and the timetable will be decided considering the situation of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the commission.

The commission said it will notify the public of the timetable and arrangement of the new semester in advance.

College students are advised to take online courses at home and should not return to school, according to the commission.
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