Elementary school students in grades one through three joined classes online Monday, starting their new semester virtually to follow social distancing guidelines.
While most students took online classes at home, some had applied for special care services in advance.
In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, South Korea started the new school year more than a month later than usual, on April 9, beginning with third-year middle and high school students.
Online classes for students in other grade levels began Thursday.
By Kim Tae-eun (firstname.lastname@example.org