中英對照讀新聞》No plans to delay new semester韓新學期無延後開學計畫
The government said Friday it has no plans to order a postponement of the new school semester nationwide despite a surge in confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry of Education also set up a task force with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to help foreign students coming from China. The education office in Daegu, which witnessed a sudden spike in confirmed cases this week, has delayed the reopening of 341 kindergartens and 456 elementary and secondary schools in the city.
Calls are growing for a delay in the reopening of schools amid health concerns. The Seoul Metropolitan Government will provide shuttle bus services from the airport to schools for returning Chinese students, and open city-run facilities to provide temporary housing, meals and daily necessities for the students.