Schoolkids in Capital Area to Return to School Next Week

  • By Kwak Soo-keun

    September 16, 2020 13:32

    Schools in the greater Seoul area will finally reopen next Monday after daily new coronavirus infections stayed below 200 for nearly two weeks.

    But Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae on Tuesday warned elementary and middle schools to keep numbers in attendance at any given time below one-third of the total student body and high schools below two-thirds until after Chuseok or Oct. 11.

    Senior highschoolers take an exam at a school in Daegu on Wednesday as they prepare for an university entrance exam in about two months. /Newsis

    She said the ministry will discuss with health authorities to decide whether to expand offline classes even after that.

    Yoo urged schools to comply strictly with quarantine guidelines so that the nationwide college entrance exam can be conducted without a hitch on Dec. 3. 

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