South Korea is to restart its school year with online classes beginning on April 9, the Ministry of Education announced Tuesday.
Some grades will start on April 9, while other grades will begin on April 16 or 20, according to the announcement.
Classes in South Korea have been postponed three times because of the coronavirus outbreak. They were previously set to start on April 6.
"The opening of schools online will be implemented for the first time at all elementary, middle, high and special-education schools nationwide, except kindergartens,” said a press release from the Ministry of Education.
“Kindergartens will extend the closure of the new semester until the standards for starting school are met," said education minister Yoo Eun-hae, at a press briefing Tuesday.
South Korea's university entrance exam, the College Scholastic Ability Test, will take place on December 3, two weeks later than originally planned, she added.