Singapore failed school...COVID-19 broken China and Europe are driven sequentially.
The Ministry of Education announced on the 13th that it will start a new semester in earnest about two months after the postponement of the school's opening, with the announcement that it will start a sequential teaching career starting with the third year of high school.
However, anxiety still lingers as there have been cases in which the number of confirmed cases has surged since the start of school in Singapore, once considered a model country for the prevention of new coronavirus infections, and schools have closed again.
Singapore pushed ahead with the start of school on March 23 after the short-term spring vacation, but there is a painful memory of switching to telecommuting classes from April 8 after a series of confirmed cases at schools and increased community infections. Singapore's cumulative number of confirmed patients stayed at some 500 before school began, but the number rose to about 1,000 two weeks after school began.
Singapore took preventive measures at the time, such as keeping the students who went to school as far away as possible, having them sit one by one on either side of the rectangular desk and periodically cleaning the desks and chairs using disinfectants, but they failed to prevent the outbreak of infections in schools.
Some experts pointed out that Singapore's decision to start school was due to the failure of quarantine, which caused the public to be careless by giving the wrong signal that "it is now safe from COVID-19."
Due to the decrease in the number of people infected by the local community, the Singaporean government will allow students in the graduating class to go to school from June 19.
China, where the spread of COVID-19 has declined, has also chosen to start school sequentially.
Nearly 50,000 high school seniors went to school at 245 schools in Beijing on the 27th of last month, and high school seniors and middle school students in Shanghai and Guangdong Province opened simultaneously on the same day.
Chinese education authorities have made high school seniors in Beijing wear masks all the time in schools and lunch alternates to maintain distance between students.
The third year of Beijing Middle School will open on the 11th of this month, the second year of high school and the second year of middle school in Shanghai on the 6th of this month, and the rest of the middle and high school students and the senior year of elementary school on the 18th.
School starts in Europe as COVID-19 has passed its peak.
Denmark opened its doors at daycare centers, kindergartens and elementary schools on April 15, easing the blockade of COVID-19.
France will also be the first to allow elementary school students aged 5 to 11 to go to school on June 12. Since then, the school has decided to start all grades by the 25th of this month by pushing for the opening of some middle and high schools sequentially.
The Netherlands will also open an elementary school on Wednesday, while Finland will start lower-grade classes at elementary and secondary schools on Friday.