S Korea reopening schools despite spike in cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported 49 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, continuing a weekslong resurgence of the virus as the government defended its decision to reopen schools despite health risks. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on brought national totals to 11,590 cases and 273 deaths. All but one of the new cases were reported from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where hundreds of infections have been linked to entertainment venues, religious gatherings and a massive e-commerce warehouse. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin