Students from 7th to 12th grades in areas with low and medium Covid risks in Hanoi will return to schools on February 8, the city’s administration said Monday.
The decision for students of those grades, aged 14-17, to get back to their classes after eight months of studying online was made following a proposal by Hanoi’s Department of Education and Training.
According to the department, the pandemic situation in the city has been under control while a majority of students have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
For now, 98.3 percent of children aged 12-14 in the city have got two doses while the rate is 97.6 percent of those aged 15-17.
Students in Hanoi had stopped attending schools since last May under the impact of the fourth Covid-19 wave.
On November 8 last year, direct classes were resumed for about 4,000 9th graders in Ba Vi District. Two weeks later, 9th graders in 17 districts and suburban towns also got back to school.
On December 6, several high schools reopened for 12th graders.
There are now around 64,000 students out of 2.2 million in the capital studying in school, while the rest remain home.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh last week had requested cities and provinces to let students from 12 years old get back to school as soon as possible after Tet, the Lunar New Year holiday, especially in localities that have achieved a high vaccination rate for children.
This year, the Tet break in Vietnam will last for nine days from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6.
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