China Corona Virus

Corona virus epicentre Wuhan School children return to schooling

Senior school students in 121 institutions were back in front of chalk boards and digital displays for the first time since their city – the ground zero of the coronavirus pandemic – shut down in January.
 
Prior opening of Schools China has witnessed lot of stages
 
China’s major cities are gradually returning to normal after imposing strict travel restrictions and closing huge swathes of the economy to control the spread of the virus.
 
In recent months infections nationwide have dwindled, and there have been no new cases reported in Hubei province for over a month.
 
Over a five-day holiday at the start of the month, there were 115 million domestic trips, with many tourist sites reopening – although with limited attendance.
 
However, foreigners are still banned from entering the country as China works to contain infections being brought in from overseas.
 
Chinese nationals returning home must undergo 14 days of quarantine.
 
Elsewhere in China, schools that have been closed or online-only since January began gradually reopening last month, with Beijing and Shanghai letting some students return last week.
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NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using modified Copernicus Sentinel 5P data processed by the European Space Agency.
And then come the news from Wuhan the epicentre of Corona that thrilled even students there ..
 
[splco_quote]”School is finally reopening!” posted one user of Weibo, China’s Twitter-like short messaging platform. “This is the first time that I’m so happy to go back to school, although I have to sit a monthly examination on the 8th.” said the post [/splco_quote]
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Teenagers sat at individual desks spaced a metre apart, seeing their teachers in the flesh after months of distance learning.
 
Wednesday’s back-to-school was the latest step in a gradual normalising of life in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, where the coronavirus is believed to have emerged late last year before spreading around the world.
 
Officials in Wuhan say students and staff must all have had virus tests before going back to school, and campuses have been disinfected and cleaned.
 
In preparation for reopening, some schools spaced out their desks and organised smaller class sizes, according to local media.
 
Thermal scanners greeted everyone walking through school gates, and anyone with a high temperature was not allowed in.
 
State-run China Daily said some places arranged staggered arrival times for teachers and students.
 
Major entertainment  park Shanghai Disneyland will reopen next week, the entertainment giant said Tuesday, with enhanced safety measures including temperature screening and social distancing.
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