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Schools in Shanghai start to reopen
Schools in Shanghai have started to reopen gradually after a long closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.To get more Shanghai breaking news, you can visit shine news official website.
Students in the final year of middle and high school, who are to graduate this summer, were allowed to attend classes on Monday for the first time in about three months. Others are expected to follow in phases.
Schools in China remain on high alert out of concern for new infections. At a high school in central Shanghai, students wearing facemasks entered the compound after thermography checks and disinfecting their hands.
They were reunited with their classmates for the first time since the Lunar New Year holidays in late January.
One student said she was glad to meet her friends again after a long time and is determined to do her best to prepare for the upcoming entrance exams.
Another said the effect of the closure was small because he has been having on-line lessons, and he hopes he can quickly readjust to regular classes.
In the capital Beijing, authorities also reopened high schools for final-year students on Monday, following the resumption of some business operations.
The authorities continue to call for strict measures to prevent infections.
Three Japanese schools in Shanghai remain closed. Their reopening is expected to take some more time because official permits are required.