Following newspaper’s articles that drug stores will sell Molnupiravir to people who declare to be positive for Covid-19, Chief of Office of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai said, inspectors from the Department of Health will check on the sale of antiretroviral drug Molnupiravir and issue warning on violators.
The Ministry of Education and Training directed not to carry out unnecessary Covid-19 tests on students especially preschoolers because some localities require all students to undergo Covid-19 tests paid by parents before going to schools directly, causing parents’ negative reactions.
On February 7, nearly 600,000 students of grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Ho Chi Minh City returned to schools to study directly after the 2022 Lunar New Year holidays while their peers in the Mekong Delta also started in-person classes.
In its document to the departments, agencies of HCMC, the People's Committee of Thu Duc City and the districts, educational institutions citywide, the People's Committee in Ho Chi Minh City directed educational institutions to provide face-to-face teaching for students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 from January 4, 2022.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training has proposed the municipal People's Committee to support Covid-19 rapid test kits for educational institutions which organize in-person studying.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Van Mai affirmed that the city authorities will allocate an amount of money to build and repair facilities for the health sector and the education sector and to purchase medical equipment and supplies for the Covid-19 pandemic prevention.
To prepare to welcome students back to school in December, schools in Ho Chi Minh City have renovated their facilities and had different types of teaching methods in the new normal. However, e-classes may lead to learning gaps amongst students; therefore, educators were wondering how to bridge the gap and change study habits after a long time of online learning.
Regarding the task of the new school year in the context of the epidemic, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training Nguyen Van Hieu said that the education sector will continue using technology applications and implement digital transformation to improve students’ self-study in the school year 2021-2022.