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Seoul Education Office Issues Guidelines for School Reopening

Seoul Education Office Issues Guidelines for School Reopening

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul educational authorities announced guidelines for school operations on Monday, as the country prepares to reopen schools with new coronavirus infections slowing down. In a phased reopening plan, high school seniors will return to school on Wednesday and younger students will follow gradually until June 8. Schools delayed the [...]

Schools to Reopen as Scheduled, Uncertainty Lingers amid Infections Involving Teachers, Students

Schools to Reopen as Scheduled, Uncertainty Lingers amid Infections Involving Teachers, Students

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite a recent spike in novel coronavirus infections involving teachers and students, the education ministry said Thursday it will forge ahead with its plan to reopen schools. The opening has already been delayed several times, and Vice Education Minister Park Baeg-beom said in a briefing that the ministry “was [...]

Seoul Postpones Reopening Schools Following Spike in Club Infections

Seoul Postpones Reopening Schools Following Spike in Club Infections

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Monday announced plans to reopen schools a week later than scheduled after dozens of infections coming from clubs in the city’s multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon triggered concerns over a bigger outbreak. “The education ministry, through consultation with health authorities, postponed school reopening for high school seniors [...]

Wary Parents Launch Petition Against School Reopening amid Lingering Virus Woes

Wary Parents Launch Petition Against School Reopening amid Lingering Virus Woes

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — While preparations to reopen schools this month are underway, worried parents are demanding the plan to be further postponed due to lingering concerns over the coronavirus that has infected more than 10,000 here. In an unprecedented move, elementary, middle and high schools, as well as kindergartens and childcare centers, [...]