Students in face masks returned to class on Tuesday (1 September) in Wuhan, the city in central China where the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 first emerged last year.
The city is reopening schools and kindergartens for the first time in seven months.
Nearly 1.4 million students resumed classes at around 2,800 kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools across the city, following the reopening of secondary schools in May.
State media broadcast images of thousands of students raising Chinese flags and daily routines in all public schools.
On the other hand, warnings to avoid mass gatherings still exist.
The school has drawn up plans to switch back to online teaching if a new outbreak emerges.