China's Xinjiang reopens all elementary, high schools as epidemic wanes

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-23 17:06:27|Editor: huaxia

URUMQI, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reopened all elementary and high schools on Monday, the first provincial-level region in the country to do so amid the coronavirus epidemic.

The reopening came after the region had reported no new cases of coronavirus infection for 34 days as of Sunday.

On Monday, over 4 million students went to classrooms in 5,004 elementary, high and vocational schools across the region in an orderly manner, as authorities implemented anti-virus measures to ensure the safety of the students.

A week ago, schools reopened for graduating students in junior and senior high schools in Xinjiang.