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metropolitan area, classes in kindergartens and elementary, middle, and high schools were switched back to remote locations, causing an emergency especially for dual-income couples. The government is reviewing several support options, including extending and extending paid family care leave.

Reporter Kim Hye-min reports.


Working mom A, in her 30s, is worried about her elementary and kindergarten children who are only at home without going to school.

[Mr. A/11 year employee: Although the company strongly recommends (family) caring leave, there are many meetings that we have to report face to face and work has not disappeared at all, so I haven't been able to use it yet.]

Corona 19 Re Kindergartens and elementary, middle, and high schools in the metropolitan area, which are about to open due to the spread, have switched to full distance classes again by September 11.

Dual-income couples who cannot afford to care for their children at home for two weeks are very concerned.

In the first half of the year, family caring vacations were exhausted, and there were many situations where it was not possible to use them because of notice.

The government has decided to extend the cost of family care leave, which was due to apply before summer vacation, until the 30th of the following month and continue to support it.

Since office workers taking unpaid family care leave can interfere with their livelihoods, the government has paid up to 50,000 won per day for up to 10 days a year in case of family raising or illness after the coronavirus outbreak.

The Ministry of Employment and Labor urged "Active use of workers on family care leave."

In addition, in case of reducing working hours for family caring, the government provides a plan to support indirect labor expenses in case of introducing a flexible work system such as the government-supported ‘Woraval Jobs Incentive’ and the telecommuting system and the time-varying commuting system. Do it.