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Shanghai will resume classes on September 1 despite ongoing lockdown concerns


(MENAFN) After months of COVID-19 shutdown, China's financial capital Shanghai announced on Sunday that all schools, including kindergartens, primary schools, and middle schools, will return on September 1.

According to the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, the city will mandate that all instructors and students undergo daily coronavirus nucleic acid testing before leaving the school.

The commission stated in a statement that it also mandated a 14-day "self-health management" inside the city prior to the school reopening.

Before the city's two-month lockdown to tackle its biggest COVID epidemic in April and May, Shanghai closed all schools in mid-March.

While the majority of the remaining students continued their home studies for the duration of the semester, it permitted certain middle school and high school students to return to their classes in June.

Many locals are greatly relieved by the news that schools would be reopening, but concerns about COVID lockdowns continue to exist because China has vowed to adhere to its dynamic zero policy, which mandates quarantine for all positive patients and their close connections.

Videos that went viral on Chinese social media on Saturday showed panicked shoppers shoving past security officers and fleeing from an IKEA mall in the heart of Shanghai after a COVID contact tracing message blared over the mall's sound system.

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