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HÀ NỘI — Update: March, 03/2020 – Thousands of students in 59 provinces and cities went back to the school on Monday 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.

Đinh Văn Phong, vice principal of the school said it had carefully prepared for the return of students. The school would continue providing enough masks and hand sanitiser for the students and teachers in the coming days, he added.

Read the full report on Viet Nam News.

Photo: Courtesy of Viet Nam News, Michael Berger