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Shanghai to reopen all schools Sept. 1 with daily COVID testing

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SHANGHAI — China’s financial hub Shanghai said on Sunday it will reopen all primary, middle and high schools, kindergartens and nurseries on Sept. 1 after months of COVID-19 closures.

Shanghai will require all teachers and students to take nucleic acid tests for the coronavirus every day before leaving campus, according to a statement published by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.

Shanghai shut all schools in mid-March before the city’s two-month lockdown to combat its worst COVID outbreak in April and May. (Reporting by Zhang Yan and Brenda Goh; Editing by William Mallard)