Chinese students were taken to a quarantine facility in the middle of the night after two cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in their schools.
Footage shows the vehicles transporting school children from Huajiadi Primary School and Chen Jinglun Middle School to the quarantine area at 12:40 am on November 2 in Beijing, China.
It is believed that the breakout stemmed from a teacher in Huajiadi Primary School who had tested positive for the disease. Her son, a first-grader in Chen Jinglun Middle School, also tested positive.
The students’ parents reportedly received messages past midnight informing them to pack their children’s luggage and accompany them to the pick-up area before isolation.
Meanwhile, 16 schools in Beijing’s Chaoyang district have been closed since staff members may have been exposed to the virus when they were inoculated at the same vaccination site as the infected teacher.
Despite its neighbours in the region learning to live with the virus, China has maintained its stringent zero-Covid approach, enforcing severe lockdowns to purge Covid-19 from the country. It is currently beating back a flare-up of the more virulent delta strain, which has already been detected in 19 of its 31 provinces.