July 03, 2009 11:35
An elementary school in North Jeolla Province has decided temporarily to close its doors after a confirmed case of swine flu there. A sixth grader contracted the virus after a school trip to Australia, but teachers and students who accompanied the boy have tested negative. This marks the first school closure in Korea over the H1N1 flu virus.
Meanwhile, 12 more cases of the flu have been confirmed nationwide, pushing the total to 238. Three of the new patients are students in New Zealand and Brazil back in Korea for their summer holiday.
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