South Korea authorities race to contain a new cluster at a logistics center near Seoul


South Korea recorded 58 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Thursday, said authorities Friday.

That brings the national total to 11,402 cases and 269 deaths.

Authorities are also working to contain a new cluster that emerged this week in a logistics center near Seoul. A total of 96 cases have been linked to the cluster, said Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip.

Of 4,351 workers and visitors at the center, 3,836 people had been tested for the virus.

Online learning: Meanwhile, 502 schools in Seoul metropolitan area had switched to online classes due to the recent outbreaks and clusters, said Vice Education Minister Park Baeg-beom.

As of Thursday, 838 schools across the nation had postponed reopening of the schools and continued with online classes, the Education Ministry said.


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