50,000 senior students return to high schools in Beijing

50,000 senior students return to high schools in Beijing

Agency News

Beijing, Apr 27: Nearly 50,000 senior students of high schools in Beijing returned to campus to start their postponed new semester on Monday as the COVID-19 epidemic situation there has eased.

Many schools have launched educational activities themed on epidemic prevention and control as their first class after reopening. According to the Beijing municipal education commission, there are 51,226 students in grade three in Beijing's high schools this year.

They will take the national college entrance exam, also known as Gaokao, from July 7 to July 10. At present, 49,979 such students have met the conditions for returning to school. More than 1,200 students are temporarily unable to return to school due to various reasons. Among them, more than 800 students are in quarantine in Beijing, and more than 300 students are currently outside the nation's capital.

"Before the schools reopening, all the students who returned to Beijing from other places had to undergo 14 days of home quarantine and daily body temperature monitoring. Since April 6, teachers and students returning from other places have undergone nucleic acid testing in addition to 14 days of home isolation. If the results are negative, they are allowed to go back to school," said Wang Jun, Party chief and president of the High School Affiliated to China Agricultural University. (UNI)