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Jakarta Post

Jakarta sets June target for second phase of school reopening trials

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An Indonesian Red Cross officer disinfects a middle school in Central Jakarta in March 2020.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)
Nina A. Loasana
Jakarta   ●   Sun, May 2, 2021

Jakarta is set to start the second phase of its pilot school reopening program in early June, following a three-week trial run involving 85 state and private schools in April that was deemed successful, despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the capital.

The first phase of the Jakarta Education Agency's pilot reopening program ended on Thursday and had allowed select schools to conduct in-classroom teaching with a blended learning model. Only students from one grade were allowed to be on campus each day, while the rest continued attending classes online.

Classrooms were restricted to 50 percent capacity, with everyone on campus required to wear masks and practice physical distancing.

For some state schools, 50 school buses were provided to ensure that students can safely commute to and from school.

All the participating schools ...

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