September 27, 2023

North Korean schools to reopen this month after two-month delay: state media

DPRK radio says classes set to restart soon, with teachers ordered to "strictly abide" by COVID-19 prevention steps

North Korea's schoolchildren will resume classes in early June, state-run radio reported Monday, following two months of extended vacation as part of the country's continued preventive measures against COVID-19.

"Appropriate quarantine measures are being taken [ahead] of the start of the classes of the new school year in the elementary, middle, and higher middle schools and the resumption of the operation of kindergartens and day care centers starting early June," the state-run Korean Central Broadcasting Committee said Monday in a report carried by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.