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At Least 200 additional infections prevented by school postponement in March

"3월 두차례 개학 연기로 최소 200명 추가감염 막았다"

At Least 200 additional infections prevented by school postponement in March

 

 

It is analyzed that the 2 postponements  of schools opening in Mar. prevented at least 200 additional infections of COVID19.

 

Jung EunOk(정은옥), a professor of Mathematics in KonKuk(건국) University and Baek GyungLan(백경란), a professor in Samsung(삼성) Seoul Hospital drew such conclusions

 

It is reported on Apr. 2nd that a mathematical model used to analyze the effect of the school postponement produced the result.

 

Also, the research result was announced in the international papers of "Journal of Korean Medical Science".

 

The government twice postponed the school openings for all kindergartens, elementary, middle and high schools. The original school opening scheduled on Mar. 2nd was postponed to the 9th. Afterward, there was an additional postponement to Mar. 23rd.

 

However, with the COVID19 situation worsening, there are more postponements ongoing to result in online-school opening in Apr.

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