Wuhan to reopen schools this week


Guwahati: Wuhan, the ground zero for the pandemic and the worst-hit city in China, is set to reopen schools from Tuesday, local authorities have said.

The announcement on Friday said that 2,842 educational institutions across the city are set to open their doors to almost 1.4 million students when the autumn semester gets underway.

The schools have decided to reopen with emergency plans to switch back to online teachings in case there is a change in the Covid situation.

They have also been ordered to stock up on disease control equipment and to carry out drills and training sessions to help prepare for new outbreaks.

Wuhan has been steadily returning to normal since April when the lockdown was lifted, and it has not reported any new local transmissions of the coronavirus since May 18.