China’s Shanghai to reopen schools with daily COVID testing

Authorities say all primary, middle and high schools, kindergartens and nurseries will reopen on September 1.

The Chinese city of Shanghai says it will reopen all primary, middle and high schools, kindergartens and nurseries on September 1, after months of COVID-19 closures.

The city will require all teachers and students to take nucleic acid tests for the coronavirus every day before leaving campus, according to a statement published by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission on Sunday.

It also called for teachers and students to carry out a 14-day “self health management” within the city ahead of the school reopening.

Shanghai shut all schools in mid-March before the city’s two-month lockdown to combat its worst COVID outbreak in April and May.

It allowed some students of high school and middle school to return to classrooms in June while most of the rest continued home study for the remainder of the semester.

The city, the most populous in China, reported five new local infections of COVID, all asymptomatic, for Saturday, while 2,467 domestically transmitted cases were reported nationwide.

It has extended its weekly COVID-19 test requirement and extended free testing until the end of September in a bid to keep the virus in check, authorities announced on Saturday.

Source link

Latest

California Decriminalizes A Popular Street ‘Crime’

A new California law allowing pedestrians to legally jaywalk...

Brazil clash of titans as Bolsonaro faces Lula

Brazil's presidential election is being contested by 11 candidates...

Native American activist who declined Marlon Brando’s Oscar, dies at 75

Brando had won the best actor award for his...

Udhampur Interrogation Shows ISI Trying to Push Terrorists Into J&K to Suggest Instability: Sources

Pakistan’s spy agency ISI is trying to push in...

Yemen’s fate hangs in balance as truce collapses

The United Nations envoy scrambled to revive Yemen's six-month truce after a missed deadline raised fears of a return to war and prompted rebel...

King Charles to host SA’s Ramaphosa in first state visit of reign

President Ramaphosa’s will be the first state visit for King Charles III since the latter’s ascension to the throne in September.King Charles III will...

Indian jets scrambled after false bomb scare on flight from Iran

Indian Air Force said it temporarily scrambled fighter jets after receiving a bomb alert on Mahan Air headed to Guangzhou in China.The Indian Air...