Beijing decides to reopen schools while “Corona” infections decrease

The Beijing Education Commission said Saturday that all primary and secondary school students in the capital can return to direct school from Monday after COVID-19 infections have declined in recent days.

The committee added that nurseries will be able to reopen from 4 July.

Beijing closed schools in early May and asked students to switch to learning online in amid a sharp increase in locally transmitted COVID-19 infections.

The Beijing Municipal Sports Bureau separately stated that youth sports activities at non-school sites could resume on June 27 in areas in no injuries were recorded in the community for seven consecutive days.

Beijing was among several cities in China that imposed restrictions to stem the spread of the Omicron wave from March to May. These efforts have resulted in reduced injuries, but have inflicted heavy losses on the country’s economy.

Today, Saturday, Shanghai reported no new local infections, with or without symptoms, for the first time since February 23.