March 2, 2020 / 7:47 AM / a month ago

South Korea postpones opening of all schools by two weeks to March 23

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will postpone the start of all schools’ new semester by two weeks to March 23, education minister Yoo Eun-hae told a briefing on Monday.

“Two weeks are essentional for the coronavirus outbreak to ease,” said Yoo.

She said the ministry will provide digital textbooks and online classes so that the students can avoid any study gap.

Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Kim Coghill

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