South Korean pupils in Seoul to return to full remote learning due to resurgence of COVID-19

In the wake of a resurgence of the novel Coronavirus and growing concerns over school safety, the South Korean pupils in Seoul and its surrounding areas will return to complete remote learning.

Beginning August 26, till September 11, all school children including those in kindergartens, in Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi province will stay at home and return to remote learning. The senior students in their final year of high school will be exempted from the move as they are due to take crucial university entrance exams in early December.

Yoo Eun-hae, the country’s Education Minister said, “The alarming emergence of mass infections since August is turning up as infections of our students and staff members.” Thus, she announced the move on August 25, saying the pre-emptive measure would slow down the spread of the highly infectious virus.

With most of the cases being reported in the densely populated capital area, the health universities say that the country is on a brink of nationwide outbreak and have called upon people to stay indoors and limit their travel.

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