More than 50,000 students in the Chinese city of Wuhan have returned to school more than three months after the provincial capital went into lockdown in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
School authorities have taken a series of preventative measures to stop the spread of the contagion, including giving out face masks and putting up plastic partitions on desks to shield pupils from other people’s saliva.
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Youngsters in the former epicentre of the pandemic filed back to class on Wednesday, wearing masks and walking in single file past thermal scanners.
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Teenagers sat at individual desks spaced a metre (3.3 feet) apart, seeing their teachers in the flesh after months of distance learning.