May 21, 2020 08:30
Some 80 days after they were meant to start the spring semester, high school seniors finally returned to their classrooms Wednesday.
They were greeted by their teachers, some of whom they had never met in person.
High school seniors started their classes first because they have to prepare for the college entrance exam.
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in class, and a thermal imaging camera at the entrance checked that students' temperature was below 37.5 degrees Celsius. Even when going home, students must keep their distance from each other.
But students at 66 high schools in Incheon were sent home before noon because two of their peers were confirmed to be infected early in the morning.
The two students appear to have caught the virus in a karaoke bar, which had in turn been visited by a patient linked to the Itaewon club outbreak.
It has not been decided when the schools will reopen.
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