‘School-derived infections’… School site ‘Mountain of Worry’

Students are going to school at Geumyang Elementary School in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 22nd, when schools across the country, including the metropolitan area, started going to school. According to the ‘Promotion of Step-by-Step Recovery in Education’ announced by the Ministry of Education on the 29th of last month, 97% of kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools started to go to school from that day, and overcrowded schools had a time lag or reduced the density to two-thirds. In the form of adjustment, all 1st and 2nd graders of elementary school can attend school, 3rd-6th graders can attend more than three-quarters, and middle and high school students can attend more than two-thirds. 2021.11.22/News1 © News1
As the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) across the country is not severe, frontline schools are tense.

Since the implementation of With Corona, the number of students infected has increased noticeably, and the vaccination rate is not high.

According to the education authorities on the 23rd, the spread of infection centered on school sites in 17 cities and provinces across the country continues.

In Chungcheongbuk-do, the spread of infection from a middle school in Jecheon continues. After one middle school student was confirmed, four students and one family member were infected one after another until the previous day. According to the quarantine authorities, there is a high risk of additional confirmed cases as there are also confirmed positive retests among those tested in the middle school. The spread of infection is not so severe, with the number of cluster infections from middle school in Cheongju recording 15 cumulative as of the previous day.

Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do, is also suffering from an infection from middle school. The spread of the infection from the middle school started on the 20th when the first confirmed case came out. The total number of confirmed cases rose to 16 as 7 additional confirmed cases were confirmed the day before, including 2 students, 3 family members, 1 teacher, and 1 acquaintance.

The spread of infection in schools in Gwangju and Jeonnam continues day by day.

At an elementary school in Gwangju the day before, one student was infected with a loop from a tutoring school, and two elementary school students in Yeosu, Jeollanam-do, were confirmed.

In Seo-gu, Gwangju, after one elementary school student was confirmed, three elementary school students, including one cousin, were serially infected.

The same is true of Daejeon. At a middle school in Yuseong-gu, where six confirmed cases were confirmed on the 21st, one additional student was added the day before, so the school stopped all classes and switched to remote classes.

Parents are not against With Corona, but their position is that they cannot help but feel anxious.

Parent A of Suwon Ingye Elementary School said, “I have no antipathy to school going to school, but if all grades go to school from today, the density will increase that much, and I feel more anxious.” I am more concerned,” he said.

“It’s nice to meet students, but we are not able to shake off our concerns and anxieties about infection,” said a teacher at Hongseong Middle School in Naepo New Town.

As part of the With Corona (step-by-step recovery of daily life), the government implemented all elementary, middle, and high schools in the metropolitan area from the 22nd.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Yoo Eun-hye said, “Only when you go to school can you fully enjoy learning, psychological and emotional development, and social development.”

Meanwhile, the number of daily new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Korea exceeded 3,000 for five consecutive days from the 16th to the 20th, with 2827 on Sunday the 21st and 2699 on the 22nd.

(National = News 1)

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