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May 21, 2020

South Korean Schools Resume Class Today

South Korean schools will resume classes on Wednesday in stages after a few times of postponement.

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Photo source: Sinchew

The high school third-grade students are the first batch to resume classes. Due to the outbreak of group infections in Itaewon nightclubs in Seoul, students and parents are worried about the spread of infections on campus.

According to Sinchew, South Korea reported on Wednesday that there are 32 new confirmed cases, 24 cases from community infections, and a total of 11,110 cases diagnosed. After the clusters South Korea’s nightclub coronavirus outbreak in Seoul, medical staff in a large general hospital were also diagnosed one after another.

The outbreak of group infections in Itaewon nightclubs in Seoul, the students and school staff which among the 57 people in the nightclub were tested negative for the coronavirus.

The Education Ministry will stop self-study and tuition classes at night, students and parents in certain areas have the right to choose offline or online classes. However, students, parents, and teachers are still worried about the pandemic. More than 230,000 people have petitioned to postpone the resumption of classes on the South Korea government website.

All the schools and classes will resume in stages.

According to Times of India,

“If the coronavirus crisis deepens, we will surely review school reopening for high schoolers,” Cho Hee-yeon, the superintendent of the Seoul Education Office said.

Cover photo: Sinchew | Nikkei Asian Review

Source from: Goody Malaysia

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