It's a raining Monday, but the drizzle isn't holding back students from going back to school.
In early May, students of kindergartens, primary and middle and high schools in Beijing were asked not to attend class to avoid COVID infection.
"I'm happy today as I can go back to school and meet my teachers and classmates."
And the reception is not only bringing joy to students.
"I'm happy for her mother. She was bound by our daughter who are studying at home all day. The reopening is good for every family."
“我为她妈妈高兴 。她妈妈被整天在家学习的女儿束缚住了 。复课对每个家庭都是件好事 。”
Before returning to school, students are required to present COVID-19 test results taken within 48 hours, as well as the results of those they live with.
"Teachers also suggested as parents preparing disinfecting wipes for children, and the school will check temperatures when children enter the gate."
Before the reception, middle and high school seniors had previously gone back to school to take graduation exams.
Officials say students living in controlled communities should continue study online,
while the summer breaks for middle and elementary schools in Beijing should go ahead as scheduled on July 15.