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Shanghai, China reopens schools with daily COVID tests.news

Officials say all primary, middle and high schools, kindergartens and nursery schools will reopen on September 1.

The Chinese city of Shanghai has announced that it will reopen all primary, middle and high schools, kindergartens and nursery schools on September 1 after months of COVID-19 closures.

The city will require all teachers and students to undergo nucleic acid testing for the coronavirus daily before leaving campus, according to a statement issued Sunday by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.

It also called on teachers and students to conduct 14 days of “self-health care” in the city prior to the reopening of schools.

Shanghai closed all schools in mid-March, ahead of a two-month lockdown to combat the worst COVID outbreaks in April and May.

This allowed some high school and middle school students to return to classrooms in June, while most of the rest continued to study from home for the rest of the term.

China’s most populous city reported five new local infections of COVID on Saturday, all asymptomatic, with 2,467 domestically infected cases reported nationwide.

Officials announced on Saturday that they have extended the weekly COVID-19 testing requirement and extended free testing until the end of September in an effort to curb the virus.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/8/14/chinas-shanghai-to-reopen-schools-with-daily-covid-tests Shanghai, China reopens schools with daily COVID tests.news

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