The decision was issued by the municipal Department of Education and Training on Monday evening. The move is part of the city’s decision to suspend non-essential activities.
Students from kindergarten to high school levels will stay at home from Tuesday until the city’s Department of Education and Training’s further report. The requirement is also applied to centres that teach foreign languages and those providing foreign-invested short-term education.
According to the department, students will study online instead.
Before the Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day, Hanoi schools were urged to prepare online study plans in case of a Covid-19 outbreak. After the holiday, schools need to co-operate with student families on completing health declarations.
Hanoi has seen three locally-infected Covid-19 cases related to the pandemic outbreak in the northern province of Ha Nam. Meanwhile, the city is welcoming a large number of returnees from different localities nationwide after the Reunification Day and May Day holidays.
All historical and religious sites and sidewalk eateries in Hanoi had to close from 5pm on May 3. The city suspended bars and pedestrian streets earlier.