Chinese ministry: Schools should delay start of semester to curb outbreak

Chinese ministry: Schools should delay start of semester to curb outbreak

AsiaOne-·2020-01-28 16:41

All schools in China should delay the start of the spring semester to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Ministry of Education said on Monday night.

Centrally administered universities should postpone the start of the new semester, and the exact date for the spring semester should be in line with other locally administered universities, the ministry said.

Students who have returned to their hometown for the Spring Festival should not go back to school without permission, it said.

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