Thousands of Vietnamese students go back to school after virus outbreak

March, 3rd, 2020. The Vietnamese government closed the schools and the universities six weeks ago because of the virus outbreak. The good news is that on Monday thousands of students went back to school, according to a report by

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The students in 59 provinces and cities went back to the school after nearly six weeks absence due to the outbreak of COVID-19. One of those heading back to class was Nguyễn Thành Long, a second-year student at Hà Nội University of Science and Technology. Arriving at class was that little bit different than before. Long [ the student’s first name, ed. ] needed to have his temperature checked and had to wash his hands before class started.

“I’m very eager to go back to school, I really miss my classmates,” he said. While in theory, an extended break may well be good news, Long found staying at home boring and he was eager to get back to learning. Around 34,000 students went back to Hà Nội University of Science & Technology yesterday. From 6am, staff were on hand to give out masks and hand sanitiser.

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