Vietnam clear of Covid-19 cases for seven straight days, schools reopen on May 4


  • Vietnam
  • Saturday, 02 May 2020

An employee of Viet A corp inspecting the Covid-19 testing kits inside a lab of their factory in Binh Duong province, Vietnam, on Saturday (May 2). Vietnam reported no new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the seventh day in a row, with its total confirmed cases remaining at 270, according to its Ministry of Health. - Reuters

HANOI: Vietnam reported no new Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases on Saturday morning (May 2), the seventh day in a row, with its total confirmed cases remaining at 270, according to its Ministry of Health.

A total of 219 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the country, with no deaths reported, while there are 443 suspected cases and nearly 35,000 people being monitored and quarantined as of Friday evening, according to the ministry.

Students in Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi will return to school from May after an over three-month break due to the Covid-19 epidemic, vietnam News Agency reported.

The decision was made by Chairman of Hanoi's People Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on Friday.

Specifically, secondary school and high school classes will welcome students back from May 4 while those of kindergarten and elementary schools will return on May 11.

Earlier, Ho Chi Minh City announced that its ninth and 12th graders will return to school on May 4 to finish their second semester before the high school entrance and high school graduation exams respectively in late July and early August, daily newspaper vietnam News reported.

Students in other grades between four and 11 in Ho Chi Minh City will start on May 8, those in grades one to three on May 11, and those in kindergartens and nurseries on May 18 at the latest, according to the Vietnam News Agency. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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