Up to 98.7 percent of people in HCMC have antibodies to Covid-19, which developed after the unprecedented wave of infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant in early March, according to data from HCMC’s Department of Health.
In its dispatch to people's committees in cities and provinces on the opening of schools in person next month, the Ministry of Education and Training directed local administrations to formulate specific plans and roadmaps to organize direct teaching for students before February 14 based on the local epidemic situation.
Ho Chi Minh City will pilot campus-based learning for ninth and twelve graders in low-risk districts in the middle of December 2021 when the city is prepared for the re-opening of schools, said a leader of the municipal People’s Committee.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to partner with the Health Ministry to hold a nationwide teleconference collecting experts, scientists and localities’ feedback on a detailed roadmap to re-opening schools and educational establishments nationwide.
Under the two-week experimental program on in-person learning from December 13-25 approved by the HCMC People’s Committee, primary schools in Covid-19 alert level 1 areas will be allowed to carry out a resumption of half-day face-to-face classes for students in Grade 1, announced the municipal Department of Education and Training.
With the surging infections of Covid-19 in the country, the opening of schools for the second semester of the 2021 academic year has been delayed for two weeks to February 22 and even 28. Education authority in Ho Chi Minh City decided to switch to virtual teaching and learning.
Greenpeace on Monday called on Japan's incoming prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, to take steps to protect children from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, boost renewable energy and phase out atomic power.
TUNIS (AFP) – Hundreds of defiant Tunisians camped in front of Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi's office to force the government to quit, as schoolteachers were set to launch an open-ended strike from Monday.