South Korea will postpone the beginning of a new school semester for two weeks, until March 23, said Monday at a briefing the Minister of education Yoon Hae in connection with the ongoing outbreak COVID-19. The total number of confirmed cases in the country, currently, is 5621 people.
“Two weeks are needed to facilitate the outbreak of the coronavirus,” said young, adding that the Ministry will provide digital textbooks and online lessons, to allow students to avoid any gaps in learning.
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases COVID-19 in the armed forces has risen to 28, with more than 9 790 people are quarantined, said Monday the Ministry of defense of South Korea.
The military has banned all officers and soldiers to retire, leaving the house, to sleep late in the evening and to visit relatives.
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President moon Jae-in on Monday called for large South Korean military hospital, which offers medical services to soldiers and civilians infected with the novel coronavirus, and the country started to mobilize military resources for fighting the epidemic, according to Yonhap.
He also met with a group of new graduates of the Academy of nursing of Armed forces of Korea, which should be directed in Daegu, the epicenter for the rapid spread of the outbreak in the country, the report said.
South Korea reported 599 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases has reached 4335, according to health authorities Monday, March 2.