Schools closures continue in Hanoi amid rising virus fears
Hanoi has decided to continue let students remain off to avoid the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.
Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee, Nguyen Duc Chung, speaks at a meeting on Covid-19 prevention on March 7
Speaking at a meeting on Covid-19 prevention and control work on March 7, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said the exact date for the re-opening of schools would be decided at the municipal People’s Committee’s meeting after March 15.
The decision was made after the city reported a new case of Covid-19 infection late Friday evening.
Speaking at the meeting, Hanoi Party Secretary Vuong Dinh Hue asked that those schools which have reopened must be closed immediately.
The official also asked for a halt of all meetings, festivals or ceremonies if not necessary.
The 26-year-old patient earlier visited her sister in the UK, then travelled to Italy and returned to Hanoi on March 2.
This is the 17th COVID-19 case in Vietnam. The previous 16 patients have been cured and discharged from hospital.
Meanwhile, in Ho Chi Minh City, only students at 12th-grade classes are returning to schools from next week while the rest will have one more week off. Dtinews
As many as 60 out of 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam have decided to further delay reopening of kindergartens, primary and junior secondary schools until March 17.
Heads of many universities in Ho Chi Minh City, especially medical and pharmacy, on March 6 sought the People’s Committee’s approval to reopen on March 16 after six weeks of closure due to COVID-19 epidemic.