Up to 2,842 educational institutions across the city will open their doors to nearly 1.4 million students at the beginning of the fall semester, the local government said on Friday. Wuhan University reopened on Monday.
The city said it had contingency plans in place to switch back to online classes should the risk change. It advised students to wear masks to and from school and to avoid public transport whenever possible.
Schools have been instructed to stock up on disease control equipment and to conduct drills and training to prepare for new outbreaks. You also need to limit unnecessary mass gatherings and provide daily reports to health officials.
Foreign students and teachers who have not received notification from their school will not be allowed to return, it said.
The central Chinese city, where the Covid-19 epidemic is believed to have occurred, was locked down for more than two months from the end of January. The city’s death toll of 3,869 accounts for more than 80% of China’s total.
Wuhan has been steadily returning to normal since the lockdown was lifted in April and has not reported any new local transmissions of the coronavirus since May 18.