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​Pandemic epicenter Wuhan resumes classes

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Chinese youngsters in the global virus epicenter of Wuhan filed back to classes, Report says, citing IHA.

According to the information, as a part of security measures, pupils and students are required to wear masks and walking in single file past thermal scanners. Moreover, the teenagers sat at individual desks spaced a meter apart, seeing their teachers in the flesh after months of distance learning.

Wednesday’s back-to-school was the latest step in a gradual normalizing of life in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, where the coronavirus is believed to have emerged last year before spreading around the world.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in late 2019 in China’s Hubei province, and the virus has spread to 212 countries and territories since then.

To date, COVID-19 cases surpassed 3.7 million globally, resulting in more than 1,2 recoveries and over 259,000 deaths.

On February 11, the WHO officially named the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as COVID-19, and on March 11, declared it a pandemic.

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