Posted on: September 14, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

The Covid-19 epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City has made 1,517 students orphaned. Of these, nearly 500 are primary school students.

Mid-Autumn Festival where patients with Covid-19 are treated

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, the Covid-19 epidemic has caused serious consequences, directly affecting the lives and health of people, including teachers and students in the city. According to the latest synthesis, there are 10,073 high school students and 3,386 teachers who are in the F0 category; 1,517 high school students fell into orphanages due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Illustration. (Source: VOV.VN)

After two weeks of intensive, online learning, about 94% of primary school students participated; this rate at lower secondary level is nearly 94%, high school is close to 98% and continuing education is more than 89%. Some children stuck in the countryside have registered to attend a temporary school near where they live.

Last week, the Department of Education and Training submitted to the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City a plan to open schools in districts that are determined to be safe against Covid-19. The opening is for the early childhood (kindergarten, grades 1, 2) and senior grades (grades 9, 12), followed by grades 5, 6, 10 and the rest. Classes will be divided into small, one-session classes.

In order to open, schools must ensure the following conditions: Being evaluated according to the set of safety criteria for epidemic prevention, teachers must receive 2 doses of the vaccine at least 2 weeks before the school day. With more than 135,000 teachers and school staff, about 90% have been vaccinated, of which more than half have received 2 doses.

Ho Chi Minh City is social distancing, online learning is determined to last until the end of the first semester. Currently, about 1.3 million students from primary to high school are getting acquainted and learning new programs; nearly 340,000 preschool children have not yet attended school.

Regarding supporting orphans because of COVID-19, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said, according to regulations, the monthly allowance for orphans under 4 years old is 900,000 VND, above this age is 540,000 VND.

Shedding tears as she watched doctors and nurses save pregnant women with COVID-19 in ‘Boundaries’

The children are granted health insurance cards, tuition fee exemption and reduction and other expenses at school, the subsidy period until under 16 years old. Social support policies are maintained until the age of 22 when children study culture, vocational training, colleges and universities.

Currently, districts and Thu Duc city are campaigning to help orphans because of COVID-19 with a support level of 3-5 million VND, necessities. In addition to the policy for orphans, F0 children are also supported with 1 million dong, food allowance of 80,000 dong/person/day during treatment and concentrated isolation. All expenses for medical examination and treatment related to COVID-19 are covered.

Previously, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs decided to support 1 million VND for babies born from April 27 to December 31, whose mothers have COVID-19. Support level of 2 million VND for children whose father and mother are F0 have passed away; children in difficult circumstances, orphaned due to the pandemic. Funding from the Children’s Fund.


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