With the number of confirmed cases rapidly increasing, I am concerned that schools will open from yesterday (2nd), so that more children will be infected.

This is especially true because even now, one in four new confirmed cases is a child or adolescent under the age of 18.

Correspondent Park Jae-hyun.


Before the elementary school entrance ceremony begins, parents prepare their children and take a commemorative photo.

When the entrance ceremony begins,

[Parents, please move to the back of the line and to the parent's seat.]

Parents move out of the line installed on the playground.

This is to prevent corona infection.

In some cases, parents waited at the school gate and only the children held the entrance ceremony in the classroom.

[Ahn Byeong-gu / Nowon-gu, Seoul: I am worried because of the corona, but the child cannot stay at home all the time, so half worried, excited.]

Teachers hand out rapid antigen test kits to students and explain how to use them.

[Homeroom teacher: If you do this and there is only one line here, you can come.

That's what we call Eumseong.]

The most worrying thing is school lunch, where many students eat together.

Some schools have made them eat convenience foods such as bread and milk at their desks or, if they wish, have them eat at home after school.

[Parents: I even went home without lunch.

Optionally, only those who want.]

Although the Ministry of Education said that rapid antigen testing before school is not mandatory, some schools do not comply with it.

[In-School Broadcasting: Self-examination is requested by 8 o’clock before school starts, and if not done, classroom entry is restricted.]

In the past two days in Seoul, 2,883 students and 444 faculty and staff have been confirmed, and group infections have been reported in 7 schools. has occurred.

There are announcements on the website of the Office of Education that they are looking for substitute teachers, and some schools are switching to distance learning in the first week of school.