Almost 40% Of Students In China Returned To School After The Coronavirus Epidemic
The representative of the Ministry of education Wang Dengfeng said that universities have also resumed in most regions of China.
More than 100 million students in China have returned to school after restrictions were eased amid an improving epidemic situation. As the representative of the Ministry of education of China Wang Denfeng said at a press conference on Tuesday, this is about 40% of the total number of students in the country.
"More than 100 million students inside China returned to school after the coronavirus epidemic, which is 39%, almost 40%, of the total number of students in the country," he said.
According to Wang Denfeng," of these, 21.61 million are high school students, 3.27 million are vocational school students, 31.48 million are grades 7-9, 43.84 million are elementary school students, and 4.68 million are preschool students."
"As for higher education institutions, 2.907 million students returned to classes," the Ministry representative continued. He also noted that universities have resumed work in most regions of China. Except for Beijing and Hebei province in Northern China, Central Hubei province (formerly the epicenter of the outbreak of the coronavirus in China) and bordering with Russia in North-Eastern Heilongjiang province.
An outbreak of the coronavirus-induced disease was recorded in late 2019 in Central China, and it has spread to most countries. The world health organization has recognized it as a pandemic. In the world, more than 4 million people were infected with the coronavirus, and about 282 thousand died. In China, for the entire period of the epidemic, almost 83 thousand people were infected, more than 4.6 thousand died, and more than 78 thousand recovered.