Vietnam: Schools and universities in Ho Chih Minh City will continue their studies online until February 28; 33 local confirmed cases of Covid-19


HO CHIH MINH CITY, February 15 (Vietnam News / ANN): The HCM City People’s Committee has ordered all educational institutions in the city to remain closed and resume online studies until February 28.

According to the city’s initial plan, the students would return to schools and universities on February 17. But, under the new directive, they will resume their studies online after the Tet holidays until February 28 to maintain the calendar of the school year.

Schools will also continue to implement measures to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19, and students and teachers will be required to submit health declarations upon their return to school.

Earlier this month, following the Covid-19 outbreak, city authorities ordered schools to switch to online study for the week leading up to Tet.

The HCM City Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that most of the Covid-19 patients connected to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport cluster have not shown any symptoms or have mild symptoms.

Many of those cases linked to the airport cluster have tested negative for Covid-19 after a short period of isolation and hospital treatment, the center said.

Meanwhile, Vietnam recorded 33 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday (February 15), all of which were locally transmitted infections, according to its health ministry.

The new infections brought the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Southeast Asian country to 2,228 with 35 deaths, the ministry said.

Among the new cases, 31 have been detected in the northern province of Hai Duong, the largest Covid-19 hotspot in the country at present, and two in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.

Up to 1,534 patients have been given the green light, the ministry said, adding that nearly 152,700 people are being quarantined and monitored.

In all localities, antiseptic work, contact tracing and quarantine activities were carried out quickly. Hanoi has called for the suspension of all festivals until the 15th day of the first lunar month, which falls on February 26, in order to better control the situation.

The latest wave of Covid-19 infections hit Vietnam on January 28, with 637 community cases confirmed to date in 13 cities and provinces, according to the health ministry. – Vietnam News / ANN

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