Schools Ordered to Close for Another 2 Weeks

  • By Kwak Soo-keun

    March 18, 2020 11:41

    Teachers prepare online material for students at an elementary school in Daegu on Tuesday. /Yonhap

    The start of the new school year has been postponed for another two weeks until April 6. Daycare centers will also stay closed until then.

    It is the third postponement. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae on Tuesday said, "We decided to delay the opening of schools further at the recommendations of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts."

    But she added there is still a chance to open schools earlier than that, or be closed for longer in case of a "worst-case scenario."

    That means the college entrance exam, scheduled for Nov. 19, may also have to be moved back.

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