Tokyo education board releases guidelines

Students at public high schools in Tokyo will start a new school year next month. The metropolitan board of education says students in each grade will be allowed to attend school on alternate days as a preventive measure against the coronavirus.

The board released guidelines for preventing infections on Thursday. The officials also say schools should start classes later so that students can avoid commuting during the rush hour.

The guidelines apply to all public high schools, combined junior and senior high schools, and special-needs schools that have been closed due to the outbreak.

The measures will be in place through mid-April, but the board say they could be extended if the situation changes.