每日英語跟讀 Ep.930: About SKorea- Hopes dashed for ’normal’ school life
Seeing a stabilizing trend of new novel coronavirus cases in the past few months, many students, teachers and parents had hoped the coming second semester of the school year would be different. The first semester had been punctuated with weeks of closures followed by weeks of online-only classes and a mix of online and offline formats.
But with COVID-19 cases suddenly surging in the capital region, it looks like online classes will be the norm again in the coming new semester. The start of the fall semester differs across cities and provinces, ranging from mid-August to early September.
According to government data, a total of 150 students and 30 school employees have been infected with the coronavirus since May 20.
Ruling party struggles with sinking approval rating 支持率下跌 執政黨舉步維艱
The approval rating for the ruling Democratic Party of Korea（DPK）has continued on a downward spiral as a result of botched real estate policies and the autocratic passage of controversial bills, a survey showed, Thursday.
In the poll of 1,510 adults conducted by Realmeter from Monday to Wednesday, 35.6 percent said they support the DPK, while 34.8 percent expressed support for the United Future Party（UFP）.
The gap between approval ratings of the parties was the smallest since the UFP was launched in February.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1391936 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1394947