China suspends resumption of major sports events, mass gatherings in schools


A student does the standing long jump during the final physical education tests at No 2 Middle School in Beijing, capital of China, Jan 21, 2015. (File photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Education has issued a guideline, suspending the resumption of major sports events and mass gatherings on campus amid the epidemic, to ensure the safety and health of teachers and students.

According to the guideline, suspended major sports events include single-sport events and comprehensive sports games.

The guideline also asked schools to make overall adjustments to students' physical education, sports training and exercise activities in accordance with local epidemic prevention and control requirements.

It also called for deepening the reform of physical education by making full use of the Internet. Enditem