Central News Agency on October 13 reported that cluster infections broke out in many campuses in Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, and other places.

The paper said that local governments must firmly adhere to “no large-scale epidemics” amid the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, about to be held on October 16.

Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said on October 12 that there were 4,293 positive cases of infection. As a result, all teachers, students, and employees are in lockdown.

Zhang Xiaoying, deputy director of the Sports Health and Labor Education Department of the Inner Mongolia Department of Education, said since the outbreak, all college campuses and universities in Hohhot implemented closed management.

Twenty-six colleges and universities closed, with 241,000 students under online education and teaching.

In addition, Yuncheng City, Shanxi Province, announced on October 9 that all 83 schools in the city must implement fully closed management. 

Students, faculty members, and family living in the school must implement prevention and control policies in an integrated manner. 

All other personnel and vehicles can’t get in or out except for nucleic acid testing and medical personnel.

Shaanxi Chang’an University sent an urgent notice on October 12 that the teaching area was closed and managed.

Those who do not work, study or live in the teaching area are not allowed to enter the school. 

Teachers living outside the teaching area conduct online teaching from home.

In addition, Gansu Lanzhou College of Arts and Sciences was classified as a high-risk area on October 8 and closed. 

However, Gansu officials deliberately blocked the news leading to over 3,000 people testing positive.

Zhang Yuan is the editor-in-chief of the Chinese Culture Publishing House.

“Comrade Zhang Yuan,” on October 11, posted on his WeChat account, “that due to the delay in getting help, panic spread in the school, and students felt that they were left to fend for themselves.” 
Meanwhile, according to CNN, borders are opening up all over Asia, and quarantine restrictions are lifting. As a result, people are ready to go out for travel.

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