The Chinese city of Wuhan is from where the coronavirus originated and spread across the world. The world is still grappling to contain outbreaks nine months after the virus was first reported in Wuhan in December 2019.
China put Hubei Province, Wuhan is the capital of Hubei, under lockdown from January 23 to April 8 this year. Wuhan saw gradual relaxing of restrictions from April. And today, September 1 marks a landmark day for the virus epicenter in its fight against the coronavirus as schools reopen with the start of the new school year.
1.4 million students go to schools
Wuhan, the city of 11 million residents, is welcoming its 1.4 million students to classes. The city’s almost 2,842 educational institutions are resuming class from today. Primary and high schools and kindergarten students attended classes in their respective institutions.
Strict health guidelines in place
The schools and kindergartens reopened with measures and health guidelines in place, set by the officials. The authorities have advised students to wear masks and avoid public transportation where possible. Besides, the international students and teachers who haven’t got any official notice still need to wait for the approval.
Ready to switch to online education in case of outbreaks
Schools are to stock up on the supplies for disease control. Additionally, it’s mandatory for them to conduct regular drills and prepare for the worst. The institutions are advised to avoid excessive mass meetings and report to health authorities regularly about an ongoing situation. As per the officials, in the case of new outbreaks, the city is all ready for switching back to online teaching.
Wuhan accounts for 80% of China’s virus death toll
The city of the educational institution, Wuhan was the epicenter of the on-going pandemic (Coronavirus).
With the total 85,058 registered cases in the country, 4,634 succumbed to the disease. On the other hand, 80% of China’s total death is from Wuhan city. In particular, out of 4634 deaths, the city’s death toll is around 3,869.
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