SOUTH KOREA: ‘ Schools closed & classes cancelled over spread of MERS Virus ‘

#AceDailyNews – South Korea:Featured Update:June.03: More than 200 schools have canceled classes to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus that has killed two South Koreans, the Education Ministry said Wednesday.

As of 11am, students and teachers have been told not to show up at 230 schools, Yonhap reported. This is about 1 percent of some 20,000 schools nationwide.

The vast majority, 184 schools, are in Gyeonggi Province, where the first case of MERS was reported. The rest are in North and South Chungcheong Provinces, close to Gyeonggi.

In Seoul, an elementary school has decided to shut down until Friday, the first school in the capital to do so.

 

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