HÀ NỘI — Students at senior high schools in Hà Nội will return to school from December 6 after a long period of online learning due to COVID-19.
Under a document signed by Director of Hà Nội’s Department of Education and Training Trần Thế Cương yesterday, the department agreed to allow the resumption of direct learning in senior high schools (from 10th to 12th grades), vocational training facilities, and centres for continuing education in wards, communes and townships, classified as at Level 1 or 2 on their coronavirus risks.
To date, most of wards and communes in Hà Nội are deemed at Level 1 and 2, which means carrying the lowest and moderate risks. Only Phú Đô Ward in Nam Từ Liêm District and Xuy Xá Commune in Mỹ Đức District are classified as at Level 3 (high risks) due to the high number of COVID infections.
Students from first to eighth grades will continue to learn online, and children at pre-school age will stay at home.
Schools are requested to implement pandemic prevention and control measures in line with guidelines given by the Departments of Health and Education and Training. Students will only attend direct classes for half a day. School canteens are not allowed to operate.
The Steering Committees on COVID-19 Prevention and Control at district, ward and town level will consider the adjustments and suspension of direct learning if necessary.
Results of the scheme will be reported to the city People’s Committee to serve as the foundation for future plans to get students back to school in a safe manner.
A flexible combination of online and direct learning will be implemented in localities with different pandemic levels.
On November 8, the capital city allowed ninth-graders in 18 districts and towns to return to school for direct learning. —
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HÀ NỘI — A total of 15,935 new COVID-19 patients were reported in Việt Nam on Friday, raising the total number to 2,110,737.
Thirty-four were imported infections and the remaining domestic. New cases were reported in 62 out of 63 provinces and cities across the country.
A total of 10,912 transmissions were detected in the community.
The capital city of Hà Nội again led the list, with 2,805 cases.
The other localities that reported new infections were Đà Nẵng (964), Hải Phòng (796), Hưng Yên (685), Bến Tre (618), Thanh Hóa (509), Quảng Ngãi (482), Bình Phước (475), Bình Định (420), Bắc Ninh (418), Quảng Ninh (369), Khánh Hòa (346), Quảng Nam (344), Hải Dương (341), Cà Mau (319), Bắc Giang (299), Vĩnh Phúc (280), Thừa Thiên Huế (280), Thái Nguyên (268), Vĩnh Long (263), Trà Vinh (240), Tây Ninh (237), Nghệ An (233), Lâm Đồng (231), HCM City (227), Nam Định (223), Phú Thọ (209), Hòa Bình (208), Thái Bình (187), Ninh Bình (151), Lào Cai (134), Tuyên Quang (129), Hà Nam (128), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (127), Điện Biên (115), Bạc Liêu (113), Lạng Sơn (112), Đắk Nông (101), Gia Lai (99), Sơn La (99), Hà Giang (99), Bình Dương (95), Quảng Bình (90), Hậu Giang (87), Phú Yên (84), Yên Bái (84), Đồng Tháp (81), Kon Tum (73), Kiên Giang (72), Bình Thuận (71), Cần Thơ (61), Quảng Trị (56), Sóc Trăng (55), Hà Tĩnh (52), Đồng Nai (51), Cao Bằng (51), An Giang (39), Ninh Thuận (31), Tiền Giang (28), Long An (22), Lai Châu (22) and Bắc Kạn (13).
Việt Nam has seen 133 cases of the Omicron variant so far, in Hà Nội (12), Quảng Nam (27), HCM City (65), Hải Dương (1), Hải Phòng (1), Thanh Hóa (2), Đà Nẵng (8), Khánh Hòa (11), Long An (1) and Quảng Ninh (2).
A further 2,256 patients were declared recovered, taking the number of people given the all-clear so far to 1,797,180.
A total of 177 fatalities related to COVID-19 were announced. To date, the country has had 36,443 deaths, making up 1.7 per cent of total infections and ranking 25th out of 224 countries and territories worldwide.
More than 173.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the country so far. —
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