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Vietnamese central city closes all schools after latest COVID-19 case reported

Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 14:37 GMT+7
Vietnamese central city closes all schools after latest COVID-19 case reported
This image shows the measurement of students’ body temperature carried out at a school in Vietnam. Photo: D.C / Tuoi Tre

The educational authorities of Da Nang City have decided to close all schools from preschools to universities from Tuesday until further notice after the city’s latest COVID-19 patient was confirmed.

The municipal Department of Education and Training on Monday evening issued a decision to close all educational entities in the city for the sake of COVID-19 prevention and control.

This decision was made after the latest COVID-19 positive case was reported in the city earlier on the same day.

The patient is Ng. T. Ng. (male, 23 years old, from Hoi An City of the central province of Quang Nam), who is a ticketing staff at the spa of the P.A. Hotel, located on 2-9 Street in Da Nang’s Hai Chau District.

At the same time with the department’s decision, the Ministry of Health urgently requests all people having visited four places in Da Nang, including a bar, a karaoke parlor, a hotel and a hospital, to contact health facilities as soon as possible for medical declaration and instructions.

Under its decision, the department requires heads of all schools to provide all preschoolers’ parents and students of all levels, along with course trainees, with a notice of school closures from Tuesday. 

The educational authorities requested local educational institutions to set up and conduct online teaching and learning plans, ensure their curriculums, and to guide their students to prepare for second-semester exams as well as other examinations.

The department said it will provide all schools with professional guidance on these tasks.

Any problems arising during the implementation of this decision must be reported immediately to the department for direction and resolution, the department required.

Reportedly, all the Da Nang University’s school members, the Dong A University and many other universities located in the city have also notified their students of their online teaching and learning plans.

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Vinh Tho / Tuoi Tre News

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