Medical workers conduct Covid-19 tests. Over 1,730 students and 100 teachers and employees at Nguyen Van Troi Primary School in Thanh Hoa Province have been placed under home quarantine – PHOTO: TNO
HCMC – Over 1,730 students and 100 teachers and employees at Nguyen Van Troi Primary School in Thanh Hoa Province have been placed under quarantine at home after a Covid-19 case was detected.
Le Thanh Dong, deputy head of Thanh Hoa City’s Education and Training Division, on May 7 ordered the primary school to suspend classes after a man who was found infected with Covid-19 visited the school to pick up his children.
The man tested positive for Covid-19 on May 6 after having close contact with a Chinese expert.
Principal of Nguyen Van Troi Primary School Pham Thi Nhu said that her children, including a third grader and a fifth one, came into close contact with their teachers and classmates. The two students have been staying home since April 30.
Thanh Hoa City’s Education and Training Division asked the school to offer online classes during the isolation period, the local media reported.
Besides, the provincial Department of Education and Training proposed the Thanh Hoa government allow ending the academic year prior to May 15, 10 days sooner than the schedule, due to the complicated development of Covid-19.
In another development, 41 students and 15 teachers at Vuon Tuoi Tho Kindergarten and 100 people who live in the Tecco Linh Dong Building in HCMC's Thu Duc City, had their samples taken for Covid-19 testing today.
Director of the Thu Duc Center for Preventive Medicine Nguyen Van Chuc said that a child who resides in the apartment building and studies at the kindergarten traveled to HCMC from Danang City on the same flight as a Covid-19 case.
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