Working parents in S. Korea struggling to find child care amid COVID-19 outbreak

Working parents in S. Korea struggling to find child care amid COVID-19 outbreak


as the government has temporarily
suspended classes at kindergartens and schools across the country in light of
the corona virus outbreak working parents in South Korea are struggling to
find places to take care for their young children our
umm Ji Young talked to some of the working mothers who are struggling to
juggle their work and taking care of their children’s classes where my first
child ends up closed indefinitely and other private educational institutes
that my children go to have shot for up to a week so I had to go to taejun to
drop them off at my parents in-laws house amid the Cova 19 outbreak
childcare has become a pressing issue for working parents in South Korea
another working mom said she was sad because she was forced to miss a
meaningful event she had been looking forward to the saddest thing is that my
child’s graduation ceremony was canceled there’s only one kindergarten graduation
ceremony in a child’s life and it should be celebrated it was really
disappointing because the ceremony got called off so abruptly she added the
outbreak is driving her to panic byproducts due to the rapid uptake in
the number of Kovan 19 cases because we don’t know when this will end myself and
other moms keep buying products online the government recently suspended
classes at kindergartens and schools nationwide and postponed the start of
the semester to March 9th it also advised other organizations visited
regularly by children to close temporarily amid concerns the virus
could strike the younger population many kindergartens daycare centers and
private educational institutes across South Korea are closed due to the
outbreak but they’re running emergency operations to help working people who
are in desperate need of child care the head of a daycare center in Suwon
gyeonggi-do province said her business is doing its utmost in terms of hygiene
control however some parents are worried that they’ll inevitably have to send
their children to the daycare center when other parents keep their children
at home she also expressed concerns about the difficulties her daycare
center is experiencing we hired new teachers to ensure good
children teacher ratio but because many children are staying home my new
teachers cannot start working she added many parents worried they might not be
able to go back to work if this outbreak that’s an extended period of time
I’m giong Arirang news