Following a months-long shut shutdown, the Coronavirus epicenter the Chinese city of Wuhan will reopen its schools and Kindergartens on September 1. The Chinese local authorities made the announcement on August 29.
As per reports, the schools and kindergartens will reopen with CDC measures and guidelines in place. The Chinese authorities have reportedly asked students to wear facemasks and to avoid public transport if possible. The authorities have also made emergency plans to switch back to online teaching if risk levels change.
Chinese officials have directed schools to stock up on disease control equipment. They have also ordered schools to conduct drills and training sessions to help in dealing with new outbreaks. Schools have also been ordered to avoid unnecessary mass gatherings and submit daily reports to the concerned health authorities.
It said, foreign teachers and students who have not received reports from the school authorities will not be allowed to return for the autumn semester.
As many as 2,842 educational institutions across the chinese city are set to open their doors to almost 1.4 million students when the autumn semester gets underway, the local government announced on Friday.
The Coronavirus epicentre the Chinese city of Wuhan was locked down for more than two months from late January. Wuhan's death toll of 3,869 accounts for more than 80% of China's total cases.