Offline Educational Services Suspended Due to Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in China
by Rachel Ren
2020-01-30 15:31:50

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Due to China's coronavirus outbreak, authorities have to postpone large offline educational activities for further prevention and control.

China’s Ministry of Education has recently announced that large offline activities and exams would be suspended.

Many places have introduced measures to reduce or prohibit students’ participation in offline courses, training, exams and other activities.

Wuhan, a central city in China, where the virus was originated, has cancelled all teaching activities and outdoor student practices during winter vacation in primary and secondary schools. Other places such as Beijing and Shanghai have also suspended offline training services.

All childcare and early childhood institutions should not provide offline services during the outbreak, China’s National Health Commission said Wednesday, which is providing real-time updates on coronavirus outbreak on hourly basis.

According to the commission, the death toll in China from the epidemic has increased to 170 while some 7,711 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by it were reported in 31 provincial-level regions as of Wednesday night.