Free Malaysia Today 21 Sep, 2020 05:30 am

Students return to schools in Seoul as virus cases dip

Students return to schools in Seoul as virus cases dip
Classes will be conducted under a hybrid in-person and online schedule to limit numbers.

SEOUL: Schools in the South Korean capital Seoul and nearby areas resumed in-person classes for the first time in almost a month on Monday after daily coronavirus cases dropped to the lowest levels since mid-August.Students will attend in-person classes once or twice a week.Many schools closed on Aug 26, though high school seniors facing a key test were allowed to continue in-person classes.South Korea managed to contain the virus and avoid a full lockdown earlier this year, but infections at a church and political rally in August sparked the country’s largest outbreak forcing authorities to impose social distancing curbs.

Overall South Korea has reported 23,045 coronavirus cases with 385 deaths.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 70 new cases as of midnight Sunday, the lowest daily increase since the middle of August.

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