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Beijing Reopens Primary and Middle Schools

  • Beijing reopened Monday primary and middle schools as community transmission has eased. Jun. 27, 2022.

    Beijing reopened Monday primary and middle schools as community transmission has eased. Jun. 27, 2022. | Photo: Twitter/@sunxiaodi1

Published 27 June 2022 (14 hours 26 minutes ago)
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In consideration of lesser local transmission of COVID-19, Beijing reopens primary and middle schools.

Students in Beijing return to class after more than 50 days off because of the resurgence of COVID-19. Primary and middle schools are reopening after the remote education period.

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Schools have reopened, taking into account campus epidemic prevention and control measures. According to the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, students and teachers must take nucleic acid testing twice a week, with a period of 48 hours between each other.

Security guards, canteen staff, cleaners, and other vital groups should be summited to tests according to the city's industry health regulations. The campus environment will be analyzed with regularity.

Li Yi, a spokesperson for the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, said they "should strike a balance between epidemic prevention and control and the quality of education, and try our best to timely restore schooling."

Referring to those students who are still in closed-management areas and under home quarantine, Li said they would continue to study at home. Regarding the kindergartens, the commission said they are scheduled to reopen on July 4.

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