SHANGHAI: China’s financial hub Shanghai said on Sunday (Aug 13) it will reopen all primary, middle and high schools, kindergartens and nurseries on Sep 1 after months of COVID-19 closures.
The city will require all teachers and students to take nucleic acid tests for the coronavirus every day before leaving campus, according to a statement published by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.
It also called for teachers and students to carry out a 14-day “self health management” within the city ahead of the school reopening.
Shanghai shut all schools in mid-March before the city’s two-month lockdown to combat its worst COVID-19 outbreak in April and May.
It allowed some students of high school and middle school to return to classrooms in June while most of the rest continued home study for the remainder of the semester.