President Moon has called for a stronger response system to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in local communities.
He expressed concern Wednesday after South Korea reported 15 new cases, including a child.
Here's the President.
There is a need to establish a local defense network by strengthening the community defense system.
The president was speaking this morning in a meeting with the education superintendents of South Korea's 17 provinces and cities, where they discussed quarantine measures to ensure students' safety with spring semester due to start in the coming weeks.
Moon stressed that the education authorities have to protect students, calling for more thorough disinfection at schools and preschools and for enough supplies to be secured of face masks and hand sanitizer.
He also called for cooperation from local schools to educate children on personal hygiene regulations.