WUHAN, May 6 (Xinhua) — About 57,800 students in their final year from 121 high and vocational schools returned to campus on Wednesday in Wuhan, the capital of central China's Hubei Province and a city previously hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Wearing uniforms and masks, students at Hubei Wuchang Experimental High School had their temperatures taken and hands disinfected before entering their classrooms while maintaining a one-meter distance from their classmates.
According to Ai Jianhong, the school's Party secretary, all students, teachers and staff had passed nucleic acid testing. Meanwhile, four rounds of disinfection across the campus, including classrooms, dormitories, canteens and offices had been carried out.
An observation area, with one doctor and one nurse on shift, was also set up in the school.
"If any students develop a fever, cough, or feel uncomfortable, they will be sent to the area immediately for medical examination and epidemiological investigation," Ai added.
Chen Shufei, a senior student changed the number of days left in the countdown to the national college entrance examination at the front of the classroom from "138" to "62."
When Chen began her winter holiday on Jan. 20, the 18-year-old did not expect it would be for so long.
"I'm both excited and nervous to be back on campus, and I hope I can re-adjust as soon as possible and enter my dream university," said Chen. She aspires to study at Wuhan University.
High schools in Wuhan have divided every class into two mini-classes with no more than 30 students each.
"We have upgraded the whiteboard system. Students in classroom B can listen to their teacher's voice and watch PowerPoint courseware in classroom A synchronously. And those who cannot get to school can also join the course online," said Ai.
(Source: Xinhua)May 7, 2020