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30 schools in HCMC’s Cu Chi yet to reopen

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Six high and 24 secondary schools in HCMC’s outlying district of Cu Chi have yet to reopen due to concerns over Covid-19 transmission among the students’ parents, according to the HCMC Department of Education and Training.

This morning, December 20, the Quang Trung High School in the district reopened for 12th graders, making it the first school in Cu Chi District to allow students to get back to in-person classes after more than seven months of online learning to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Pham Thi Thanh Hien, chairman of Cu Chi District, said that among 389 12th graders, 371 returned to school, while the rest are quarantining, Tuoi Tre Online reported.

Though Cu Chi District is at low risk of Covid transmission, parents of the students were worried about the spread of the virus after reopening in-person classes, said Hien.

As such, the district’s anti-Covid steering committee and schools have recently encouraged parents to let their children get back to school.

The Quang Trung High School saw 100% of parents agree to allow their children to return to school, leading to the reopening.

Meanwhile, all secondary and high schools in 20 districts and Thu Duc City have resumed in-person instruction for over 100,000 9th and 12th graders since December 13, in line with the municipal government’s pilot plan.

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