Students in Thanh An island commune of Can Gio district were permitted to go to school on October 20, becoming the first in Ho Chi Minh City to return to the classroom after a long period of studying online due to the COVID-19 fight.
Dang Khoi, a first grade pupil, wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and is eager to return to school.
His mother is happy that she will no longer sit next to the boy studying online that has wasted her time at home.
School pupils are required to strictly follow COVID-19-guidelines before going out of their home. In the photo, a grandmother reminds her niece of the necessity of wearing a face mask and maintaining a safe distance at school.
Many first grade pupils are both nervous as they go to school for the first time.
A boy cycles to the school by himself. He has his body temperature measured and is guided to use a bottle of hand sanitizer before entering the school.
As many as 107 first and second grade pupils head back to school on October 20. They are arranged in different lines to enter the school in order to avoid the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The Ho Chi Minh City administration has requested Can Gio district to closely follow the Health Ministry’s COVID-19 prevention and control measures, and stay ready if any positive COVID-19 cases are detected.
Pupils are set to study at the school for the whole day from October 20.
They are required to maintain a safe distance and wear face masks whilst staying in the classroom.
Both teachers and pupils are ready to enjoy a new academic year during the southern city’s ongoing COVID-19 fight.