Starting tomorrow, all schools in the metropolitan area will be ‘suspended’… online class concurrently
The daily school routine from Monday to Friday will also be restricted again from tomorrow (the 20th). 1st and 2nd graders of elementary school maintain full attendance, and other grades also run online classes at the same time, but there may be differences between schools.
Reporter Jeong Da-eun will explain.
Starting tomorrow, all schools in the metropolitan area, which started on the 22nd of last month, will be suspended after 4 weeks of implementation.
Overcrowded colleges and classes in non-metropolitan areas also offer some online classes.
However, 1st and 2nd graders of elementary school continue to attend school every day.
In grades 3-6, only 30,000 attend school, and middle and high schools can attend up to two-thirds of all students.
[설지욱/중학생 : 전면 등교 예정이었는데 확진자가 많이 나오면서 전환됐다고 (안내받았어요.) 다음 주부터 종업식까지 온라인으로 진행한다고.]
In the case of elementary schools in Seoul, the density standard has been further strengthened so that two of the 3rd to 6th graders go to school and 2nd graders attend online classes every day.
Non-metropolitan areas differ slightly from region to region, and while the Jeonbuk region maintains full school attendance, some elementary schools in Gyeongnam have entered early vacation.
Parents are confused by the frequently changing school policy.
[최 모 씨/학부모 : 계속 바뀌니까 어떤 때는 3분의 1 오라고 했다가, 어떨 땐 3분의 2 오라고 했다가 전면 등교하라고 했다가…. 이번에는 (학교 재량으로) 교육부 지침이랑 상관없이 전면 등교를 한다고.]
Vaccinations will begin next week, centered on schools in the metropolitan area.
In addition, regarding the introduction of the youth quarantine pass, the government is planning to hold a meeting with academy groups tomorrow to discuss improvement measures.
(Video coverage: Kim Heung-sik, Cho Chun-dong, video editing: Hwang Ji-young)
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