Caixin
Apr 09, 2020 08:21 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

Shanghai Schools Set to Reopen

What’s new: The Shanghai government announced a timeline for reopening the city’s many schools to on-site classes, ending a prolonged closure to prevent contagion at the height of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Students in their final year of middle school and high school will be able to return to school starting April 27, with others to follow in May, the city’s education commission said on Thursday.

Why it’s important: Nearly all of China’s schools shut down during the outbreak to prevent spreading of the virus, with most classes moving online.

As the virus recedes and most of China’s new cases are imported rather than domestically-generated, the country has slowly been resuming many day-to-day activities that were previously suspended.

As China’s commercial hub and one of the nation’s wealthiest cities, Shanghai’s resumption of classes marks a symbolic return to normalcy, as schools have been one of the last major features of day-to-day life to resume.

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Contact reporter Yang Ge (geyang@caixin.com; twitter: @youngchinabiz)

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