Schools open in China after summer of Covid-19 outbreaks

Beijing, Sep 1 (EFE).- Almost 150 million schoolchildren between the ages of 3 and 15 years returned to classrooms in China on Wednesday following two Covid-19 outbreaks in the east and south of the country that restricted the movement of students during the summer holiday.

Nursery, primary and secondary schools reopened on Wednesday in much of the Asian country but with a series of anti-coronavirus measures in place.

As part of these measures, students as well as teachers and other staff would be required to provide a travel history for the 14-day period prior to the start of the school session.

Those who traveled overseas or to areas considered at-risk or went through “abnormal” health situations during the summer break must produce a negative nucleic acid test conducted 48 hours before their return to the classroom.

A Covid-19 outbreak broke out between mid-July and last week in the southern province of Yunnan and another in the eastern Jiangsu.

The outbreak, which originated at the airport of Jiangsu’s capital, Nanjing, subsequently spread to a dozen more provinces.

However, the last four daily bulletins of the National Health Commission of China indicated that all the new infections recorded during those days had been detected in travelers coming from outside the borders of mainland China, which means that there have been no local infections.

Health authorities on Wednesday said that there are currently 1,022 active infections in the country, 3 of them serious.

According to the Commission’s data, 94,898 people have been infected with the virus in the country since the start of the pandemic, out of which 89,240 have recovered and 4,636 have died. EFE


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