Pupils across China have gone back to school after spending more than three months at home as the country continues to ease coronavirus restrictions.
Tens of thousands of students in their final year of middle and high schools in Shanghai and Guangzhou returned to the campus on Monday while graduating students in high schools in Beijing also resumed classroom study today.
The news comes as Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began in December, yesterday discharged its last COVID-19 patient, health officials said.
Tens of thousands of graduating students in China have returned to the campus after spending three months at home due to coronavirus. Pictured, students wearing face masks line up to have their temperature checked at the entrance of a middle school in Shanghai on April 27
The news comes as the city of Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began in December, yesterday discharged its last COVID-19 patient, health officials said. Pictured, students wearing face masks have a class at a middle school in Shanghai on April 27
Students in Beijing must have their temperatures checked at school gates and show ‘green’ health codes on an app that calculates a person’s infection risk before being allowed in. Pictured, an official in a hazmat suit greets students returning to classes in Beijing
All schools and universities must impose strict preventative measures to stop the disease from spreading, including giving out free face masks, disinfecting the campus and setting up quarantine areas.
The government of Guangzhou, which has a population of around 15million, had given each of the 208,000 returning students a nucleic acid test before allowing them to step into the school, reported People’s Daily.
The test detects if the person currently has the novel coronavirus.
‘I’m glad, it’s been too long since I’ve seen my classmates,’ 18-year-old Hang Huan said in Shanghai. ‘I’ve missed them a lot.’
All schools in Shanghai, the Chinese commercial hub with 24million people, must adopt new tough rules to prevent a second wave, according to education officials. Pictured, students wearing face masks line up to enter a gymnasium at a middle school in Shanghai on April 27
School authorities in Shanghai must provide each student and teacher with one face mask every day and disinfect the canteen, dormitories, classrooms, washbasins and bathrooms daily. Pictured, students wearing face masks sit in a classroom in Shanghai on April 27
Schools in Shanghai must also install screening facilities featuring ultra red thermometers at the gate to monitor students’ temperatures when there are more than 100 people on campus
All schools in Shanghai, the Chinese commercial hub with 24million people, must adopt new tough rules to prevent a second wave, according to Lu Jing, an official from the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.
School authorities must provide each student and teacher with one face mask every day and disinfect the canteen, dormitories, classrooms, washbasins and bathrooms daily.
Schools must also install screening facilities featuring ultra red thermometers at the gate to monitor students’ temperatures when there are more than 100 people on campus, Lu added.
Students in Beijing, which has a population of more than 21million, must have their temperatures checked at school gates and show ‘green’ health codes on an app that calculates a person’s infection risk, according to the education ministry.
Nearly 50,000 students who are in their last year of high school resumed their campus life on Monday in 254 schools in the capital city, People’s Daily said.
Nearly 50,000 students who are in their last year of high school resumed their campus life today in 254 schools in Beijing, the Chinese capital city, state newspaper People’s Daily said. Pictured, students wearing face masks arrive at the Huayu Middle School in Shanghai today
Schools have re-opened in 30 provinces, autonomous region and cities in China after the crisis
Virus numbers in China have dwindled as the country begins to cautiously lift control measures, although fears remain of a potential resurgence and cases imported from abroad
Schools have re-opened in 30 provinces, autonomous region and cities in China.
More than one million students in 1,127 schools and universities in north-western Qinghai province had already restarted their lessons by April 24.
All graduating students in eastern Zhejiang province have also returned to school.
Virus numbers in China have dwindled as the country begins to cautiously lift control measures, although fears remain of a potential resurgence and cases imported from abroad.
China’s top coronavirus expert Dr Zhong Nanshan (pictured at a meeting on April 15) said the country must find a way to re-open its schools even though it would be a ‘very tough road’
‘I am in favour of resuming classes,’ Dr Zhong Nanshan, the leader of Beijing’s coronavirus expert team, said during a meeting on April 20.
‘This is a very tough road but [we] must walk it and keep going forward,’ Dr Zhong added.
Dr Li Lanjuan, another leading epidemiologist, said at the meeting that the most important thing is to ensure that all students are ‘clear’ of the virus before letting them go back.
Graduating students in Chinese universities and colleges are expected to go back to school from May 11, while others in universities, colleges, technical institutes and secondary vocational schools are due to resume classes from May 18, Xinhua reported previously.
Wuhan discharges its last coronavirus patient
The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, now has no remaining cases in its hospitals, health officials said yesterday.
But the country remains on alert for a second possible wave, with Beijing reimposing some of its lockdown measures and other cities seeing new quarantines.
Wuhan and the province of Hubei were put in lockdown near the end of January, with roads sealed, trains and planes cancelled and residents unable to move freely for more than two months.
A woman who has recovered coronavirus is disinfected as she arrives at a hotel for a 14-day quarantine after being discharged from a hospital in Wuhan
The city is still testing residents regularly despite relaxing most restrictions.
The city had reported 46,452 cases, 56 per cent of the national total. It saw 3,869 fatalities, or 84 per cent of China’s reported, yet disputed, total.
National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng announced: ‘The number of new coronavirus patients in Wuhan was at zero, thanks to the joint efforts of Wuhan and medical staff from around the country.’
The focus has since shifted to the northeast border province of Heilongjiang, which has seen large numbers of imported coronavirus cases entering from Russia.
The border town of Suifenhe, with its 70,000 population, went into lockdown at the start of the month while nearby Harbin, home to 10 million, has become the new battlefront.
And 1,000 miles away in Beijing, the authorities opened gyms and swimming pools only to quickly close them again to prevent any spread.
The district of Chaoyang is home to many expats and international offices and was put down into quarantine measures after travellers began to return, infecting Beijing locals who had stayed at home.
There were no signs of any worry yesterday as people packed into a flower market in Suzhou city, in east China’s Jiangsu province.
Europe’s four worst-affected countries all reported marked drops in their daily death tolls, offering hope that the outbreak may have peaked in some places – at least for now.
But leaders and experts remain divided on how quickly to revive shuttered economies while maintaining a delicate balance between freedom and safety.
Italy and New York laid out partial reopening plans, with France and Spain to follow suit this week.
‘There is no widespread, undetected community transmission in New Zealand,’ declared Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Europe’s four worst-affected countries, Italy, Spain, France and Britain, all reported marked drops in their daily death tolls. A man is pictured walking past a mural in Marseille, France
Primary schools in Norway also reopened on Monday, along with some businesses in Switzerland, such as hairdressers and florists, while New Zealand prepared to begin its phased exit from lockdown in the evening.
‘There is no widespread, undetected community transmission in New Zealand,’ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared.
‘We have won that battle.’
In an Oslo suburb, Karine Rabbe brought her seven-year-old daughter Tilde to school in the rain after six weeks of online teaching.
‘She was ready at six o’clock this morning, three hours early. She was so excited to go back. No alarm clock, we don’t need that,’ Rabbe said.
People enjoy the sun and sand amid the coronavirus pandemic in Huntington Beach, California
More than 205,000 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed across the globe — over a quarter in the United States.
Italy has the second-highest death toll at 26,000, followed by Spain, France and Britain, all at well over 20,000.
But on Sunday Britain’s daily tally was the lowest since March 31, while Italy and Spain’s were the lowest in a month. France’s toll was a drop of more than a third on the previous day’s figures.
Those encouraging numbers blew relief through a continent frustrated by restrictions designed to slow the spread of the disease.
More than 205,000 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed across the globe — over a quarter in the US. Pictured, face masks are sold in a vending machine in a Berlin subway station
Hindu devotees bathe in Jabalpur on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, a annual spring festival which is believed to bring good luck and success, during the nationwide lockdown in India
‘We cannot continue beyond this lockdown — we risk damaging the country’s socioeconomic fabric too much,’ said Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte as he unveiled a plan to emerge from Europe’s longest shutdown, in place since early March.
People will have to wear masks in public and rigorously observe social distancing measures when the country’s current restrictions are eased on May 4.
Britain’s leader, Boris Johnson, returned to work on Monday after being hospitalised by COVID-19, one of nearly three million people known to have been infected worldwide.
A woman donates money after receiving bread during the feast of San Giorgio in Caresana, northern Italy
The pandemic has forced more than half of humanity into lockdowns, upending lives and tipping the global economy toward a recession of a severity not seen in decades.
Millions of Muslims are marking a Ramadan like no other under restrictions for a month of dusk-to-dawn fasting that in happier times involves large family meals.
Saudi Arabia partially lifted its curfew, but said it would maintain a round-the-clock lockdown in the holy city of Mecca.
In Spain, which has had some of the strictest measures in Europe, children ventured outside Sunday for the first time since mid-March, some wearing small masks and gloves.
A healthcare worker collects a nasal swab sample from a migrant worker in Singapore
Not every country has enforced social distancing during the pandemic, however.
Secretive Turkmenistan, one of the few places not to have reported a single COVID-19 case — despite bordering virus hotspot Iran — held festivities to honour its national horse, with spectators packed into a hippodrome.
While cases and deaths plateau, the world remains in wait-and-see mode as scientists race to develop treatments and, eventually, a vaccine for the virus.
Several countries plan to introduce virus tracing apps to alert users if they are near someone who has tested positive — technology already downloaded by nearly two million Australians, despite privacy concerns.
Medical personnel check temperatures of patients visiting Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo said a first stage of a reopening would start on May 15 if hospitalisations decrease.
But for some conservative-led US states, that timeframe is too long.
Rejecting the advice of top disease experts, Georgia has allowed thousands of businesses to resume operations, and Oklahoma will let restaurants and cinemas reopen from May.
‘People are still going to get it. But Oklahomans are safe and we’re ready for a measured reopening,’ Governor Kevin Stitt told Fox News.
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