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Hanoi school reopens to 9th graders

By Giang Huy   November 8, 2021 | 12:23 am PT
Ninth graders at Tay Dang Middle School in Hanoi's Ba Vi District began their new school year on-site Monday.
Hanoi school reopens to 9th graders

At around 7 a.m., 9th graders of Tay Dang Middle School reach the gates. Teachers instruct them to keep a safe distance.

For now, Hanoi's Ba Vi District is the only locality to restart in-person classes, though only for certain grades at certain schools.

Hanoi school reopens to 9th graders

There are six 9th-grade classes at Tay Dang Middle School, each with 45 students. Three classes would study in the morning and the rest in the afternoon.

All students have their body temperatures checked before entering class.

Hanoi school reopens to 9th graders

Teachers, school staff and other guests must also have their body temperatures checked and health status declared via QR codes.

Hanoi school reopens to 9th graders

Students get to meet their peers after six months.

Hanoi school reopens to 9th graders

Thao Linh smiles behind a mask.

"I’m glad to see my teachers and friends again. To be able to study in-person like this is fortunate for those nearing graduation like me," she said.

Hanoi school reopens to 9th graders

A flag salutation ceremony is performed indoors to separate different classrooms from each other.

Hanoi school reopens to 9th graders

Students wear masks during class.

Hanoi school reopens to 9th graders

Tay Dang Middle School operates a quarantine zone on-site.

"If a student coughs or has a fever, or is associated with existing outbreaks, teachers and health workers would inform local Covid-19 prevention committees," said Mac Thi Hien, a school medic.

 
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