South Korea will reimpose a ban on nightclubs, karaoke bars and different nightly leisure services, authorities stated on Friday, after the variety of new coronavirus circumstances surged, fanning fears over a possible fourth wave of outbreaks.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun introduced the curbs, which take impact on Monday for 3 weeks, after day by day new case counts climbed to a three-month excessive in current days. The present 10 p.m. eating curfew and ban on gatherings of greater than 4 individuals will probably be maintained, he stated.
“Indicators of a fourth wave of epidemics that we had so striven to go off are drawing nearer and turning into stronger,” Chung instructed a day by day assembly on the pandemic. “We’ll keep the present distancing degree, however actively reinforce numerous particular measures relying on the state of affairs.”
The Korea Illness Management and Prevention Company (KDCA) reported 671 new circumstances for Thursday, a day after the day by day tally hit the very best degree since early January, with clusters growing from church buildings, bars and gymnasiums, principally within the larger Seoul space.
Whole infections rose to 108,269, with 1,764 deaths to this point.
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