Hanoi students to resume face-to-face learning next week in safe areas

VOV.VN - After months of school closures, students living in 18 COVID-19 free districts and towns will be allowed to return to school, starting November 8.

Priority will be given to students of grades 5, 6, 9, 10 and 12, said Tran The Cuong, director of the Hanoi municipal Department of Education and Training in an urgent dispatch dated November 1.

Students of other grades will continue distance learning while pre-school children will continue staying at home, said Cuong.

According to the document, schools are required to maintain safe distance and other COVID-19 prevention and control measures. Teachers are not allowed to come to school unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Students will return to school for learning either in the morning or in the afternoon instead of both shifts as normally. Schools will also not provide students with lunch and drinks during school hours.

Hanoi has closed all schools and educational institutions after the virus recurred in late April 2021. During the closure schools have offered online learning, however the service has yet to meet expectations.