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Schools in South Korean Capital Go Back Online as COVID-19 Cases Surge

By Kyodo News 26 August 2020

SEOUL—Schools in South Korea’s capital Seoul and its surrounding areas have closed and switched back to online classes amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak, it was announced Tuesday.

The Education Ministry said schools will be closed from Wednesday until Sept. 11, in line with the government’s decision to tighten quarantine rules, as the metropolitan region has seen a surge in new cases.

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