Da Nang, Quang Nam keep students home amid coronavirus threat

By Dac Thanh, Nguyen Dong   May 3, 2021 | 10:43 pm PT
Da Nang, Quang Nam keep students home amid coronavirus threat
Students in Quang Nam Province wear masks at school for coronavirus prevention. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh.
Hundreds of thousands of students in Da Nang and its neighbor Quang Nam have stayed home starting Tuesday amid rising concerns over new coronavirus outbreaks.

Tran Van Tan, deputy chairman of the central Quang Nam Province People's Committee, on Monday announced around 400,000 students in the province up to university level would stay home for coronavirus prevention.

Similarly, Da Nang City also allowed its students up to university level to stay home starting Tuesday until further notice. Le Thi Bich Thuan, director of the municipal Department of Education and Training, said the city would also postpone end-of-term final exams for primary students, expected to last from May 5 to May 7.

Thuan said schools should deploy online classes and instruct students to keep up with their curriculums while waiting for further announcements by the education department.

The decisions followed a coronavirus case within the community detected Monday and confirmed Tuesday, a 28-year-old man residing in central Hoi An of Quang Nam Province who had relocated to neighboring Da Nang on April 29 to work.

Localities that have recorded coronavirus cases since last week, Hanoi, Ha Nam, Vinh Phuc, Hung Yen and Yen Bai, have let their students stay home too.

Vietnam has recorded 36 community transmissions in the latest outbreak since April 29.

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