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Military delays conscription fitness test

Army conscripts sing a marching song at a basic training graduation ceremony in the southwestern city of Gwangju on Jan. 8, 2020. (Yonhap)
Army conscripts sing a marching song at a basic training graduation ceremony in the southwestern city of Gwangju on Jan. 8, 2020. (Yonhap)

The Military Manpower Administration said Monday that it has decided to postpone the physical examinations for conscript candidates nationwide by another week, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The tests will resume April 20, but they could be further deferred depending on the situation. The tests have been suspended since Feb. 24.

Over the weekend the government said it would extend the social distancing campaign, requiring citizens to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities for another two weeks, to reduce the number of new infections.

By Choi Si-young (siyoungchoi@heraldcorp.com)
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