Several universities delay fall semester amid COVID, heat

As Chinese universities count down to the start of the fall semester, universities in many places across the country have announced that they will delay the return of staff and students and postpone enrolment for the class of 2022 due to the epidemic and high temperatures, reports Global Times.

The universities that announced the postponement are mainly located in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, Northeast China’s Liaoning and Jilin provinces, East China’s Fujian Province and South China’s Guangdong and Hainan provinces.

China’s National Health Commission said on Thursday 18 August that 682 new cases were confirmed on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday, including 68 imported cases and 614 local cases. There were also 2,888 newly reported asymptomatic infections, of which 2,810 were local cases.
Full report on the Global Times site