February 18, 2020 / 6:43 AM / in a month

Shanghai says students won't return to school now, online learning to start March 2

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - The Shanghai government has said that students will not return to schools now and the semester will start via online learning amid China’s coronavirus outbreak.

Online education for primary and secondary school students in Shanghai will begin on March 2, said Lu Jing, head of the Shanghai Education Committee, at a briefing on Tuesday.

Shanghai had previously said schools would not reopen before the end of February.

Reporting by Brenda Goh and Lusha Zhang; Writing by Shivani Singh; Editing by Tom Hogue

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