South Korea to close schools in Seoul due to rising infections

Schools in South Korea's capital Seoul are to close again, three months after reopening, due to the dramatically rising Covid-19 caseload, the Education Ministry said on Tuesday.Except for the highest grade, which is preparing for final exams, all students are to switch to online teaching, after at least 193 students and teachers were tested positive in the Seoul area.Kindergartens are to temporarily close as well.Though South Korea has dealt with the pandemic without a large-scale lockdown so far, authorities worry that the situation could get out of control."The number of infection clusters ...


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