|Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae, center, speaks during an emergency meeting on strengthened quarantine and health safety measures in schools and private education institutions with Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, left, and Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Superintendent Cho Hee-yeon, at the government complex in Seoul, Thursday. Yonhap|
By Bahk Eun-ji
The government is calling on parents not to send their children to cram schools and other facilities frequented by students, amid a recent spread of COVID-19 infections connected to a teacher who tested positive for the virus after going to clubs in Itaewon.
The move came Thursday as the Ministry of Education has been pressured to come up with measures to create a safe learning environment amid a recent surge in infections among young people.
Parents were especially concerned when a teenage student and his mother in Incheon were confirmed to have contracted the virus, after one of the student’s teachers, who had attended clubs in Itaewon, tested positive for COVID-19.
Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) Superintendent Cho Hee-yeon had an emergency meeting Thursday morning to come up with strengthened disease control measures in schools and private education institutions as well