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South Korea mulls stricter social distancing as COVID-19 spike continues
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Cynthia Kim | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Women wearing face masks walk past a banner promoting a social distancing campaign displayed on the wall of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Heo RanSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities will consider tighter social distancing restrictions on Sunday to clamp down on economic activities after last week saw the fastest spread of infections since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. South Korea reported 450 infections of the new coronavirus on Sunday after reporting more than 500 new coronavirus cases for three days in a row, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. This third wave marks the highest level of infections in nearly nine months. South Korea on Tuesday began applying Level 2 social distancing rules, the third-highest in the country’s five-tier system, in greater Seoul area.
Persons: Ran, Chung Sye Organizations: Seoul City Hall, REUTERS, Yonhap, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Ran SEOUL, Korea
South Korea bans year-end parties, some music lessons, as virus spikes again
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Cynthia Kim | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities announced a ban on year-end parties and some music lessons on Sunday and said public saunas and some cafes must also close after coronavirus infections surged at their fastest pace since the early days of the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Women wearing face masks walk past a banner promoting a social distancing campaign displayed on the wall of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Heo RanSouth Korea has been one of the world’s coronavirus mitigation success stories but spikes in infections have reappeared relentlessly, triggering alarm in Asia’s four-largest economy. “Year-end events and parties hosted by hotels, party rooms, guest houses and other accommodation facilities will be banned outright,” Chung told a briefing after meeting health officials. The government will come up with a conclusion on this after discussing with both the ruling and opposition parties.”
Persons: Heo, Chung Sye, kyun, ” Chung, Chung, Organizations: Seoul City Hall, REUTERS, Authorities, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: SEOUL, Seoul, South Korea, Korea
South Korea braces for bed shortages as coronavirus cases near nine-month high
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Hyonhee Shin | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
People wait for their bus at a bus stop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day on Friday, a level unseen in nearly nine months, as a third wave of infections spread nationwide, leaving authorities scrambling to provide more hospital beds. The daily tally of 569 came a day after the numbers hit the highest level since March 6, when South Korea was reeling from the first major COVID-19 outbreak outside China. The move came only a month after similar restrictions were eased as a second wave of infections subsided. South Korea has reported total infections of 32,887, with 516 deaths.
Persons: Kim Hong, Ji, Chung Sye, kyun, Chung Organizations: REUTERS, , Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Authorities Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Ji SEOUL, COVID, China, Korea
South Korean protests fan COVID-19 fears
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Hyonhee Shin | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea called on unionists to cancel protests on Wednesday as the country grapples with a third wave of coronavirus infections, warning any violations of social distancing measures will be punished. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at her mobile phone next to an exit of a subway station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at a shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, November 24, 2020. “There are still high risks of infections during meetings and movements before and after the protests,” health ministry spokesman Son Young-rae told a briefing. Union members are protesting over provisions of a bill which would ban labourers from occupying certain facilities at workplaces during strikes. The rallies have revived memories of a major COVID-19 outbreak following a political protest in August.
Persons: Kim Hong, Ji, Son Young, rae, , Chung Sye, kyun Organizations: REUTERS, Korean, of Trade Unions, , Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, Seoul, Changwon, , Korea, Union, COVID
Asia’s fourth-largest economy returned to growth in the third quarter, reversing its sharpest contraction in more than a decade, as the government pushed through stimulus measures, and major trading partners eased virus curbs. But the revival of financial asset prices has shown little spillover into the real economy, as owners of small businesses and street shops shut down in the face of the new restrictions. CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT AIDThe usual bustling activity and long queues in many of Seoul’s shopping streets and nightlife areas was missing on Monday evening. “I hope the government will provide practical measures to help us, because constantly suspending night operations virtually means no business,” she added. Young people voiced frustration and disappointment at the latest rules, but many supported stronger action.
Persons: I’ve, , Jung Gong, Kim, Jung, Young, Shin Jong Organizations: Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: SEOUL, Seoul, Itaewon, Korea
South Korea reports more than 300 new coronavirus cases for fifth straight day
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Josh Smith | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing masks walk with umbrellas as it rains amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in central Seoul, South Korea, November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Heo RanSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported more than 300 new coronavirus cases for a fifth straight day on Sunday, as officials warned that stricter rules could be imposed if the trend continues to threaten the highly populated capital of Seoul and surrounding areas. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 330 new daily coronavirus cases as of midnight on Saturday, a drop from 386 reported the day before, a level not seen since August. South Korea has employed an aggressive tracing, testing, and quarantine effort to stamp down outbreaks without imposing lockdowns. But the country has been dogged by a persistent number of small infections, bringing the total number of cases to 30,733 with 505 deaths.
Persons: Ran, Chung Sye Organizations: REUTERS, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Ran SEOUL, Korea
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s capital city and nearby areas will close bars and nightclubs, limit religious gatherings, and restrict service at restaurants, in a bid to contain a burgeoning third wave of coronavirus infections, the health minister said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing masks walk with umbrellas as it rains amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in central Seoul, South Korea, November 19, 2020. “The third wave of COVID-19 outbreaks is increasingly in full swing,” Health Minister Park Neung-hoo told a briefing. South Korea has employed an aggressive tracing, testing, and quarantine effort to stamp down outbreaks without imposing lockdowns. But the country has been dogged by a persistent number of small infections, bringing the total number of cases to 30,733 with 505 deaths.
Persons: Heo, hoo, Chung Sye, kyun, , ” Chung Organizations: REUTERS, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, ” Health Locations: SEOUL, Seoul, South Korea, Korea
South Korea's COVID third wave may be largest if not curbed, says official
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Joyce Lee | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
A couple wearing masks stand at a street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Heo RanSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea grappled with a resurgence in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, as a senior official warned it could be the country’s largest wave of infections if the spread is not quickly contained. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 386 new daily coronavirus cases as of midnight on Friday, bringing total infections to 30,403, with 503 deaths. New cases topped 300 for the fourth day in a row, after Tuesday saw the highest since August. The Seoul metropolitan region recorded 262 new cases on Friday, up from 218 cases on Thursday.
Persons: Ran, , Lim Sook, Lim, Chung Sye Organizations: REUTERS, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Health Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Ran SEOUL, Korea
South Korea warns of return to tough COVID measures to fight third wave
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s prime minister on Friday pleaded with the public to avoid social gatherings and warned that tougher measures may be needed if a new wave of coronavirus infections is not quickly contained. A third wave of infections was under way with 363 new cases confirmed on Thursday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said, the third consecutive day the tally has surpassed 300. South Korea has now reported a total of 30,017 cases and 501 deaths. “We believe a third wave of infections is now ongoing ... in the capital region,” health ministry official Yoon Tae-ho told a briefing. The capital region recorded 218 new cases on Thursday, its first daily tally over 200 since August.
Persons: Chung Sye, , Yoon Organizations: Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Health Locations: SEOUL, Korea
South Korea to tighten social distancing, warns of new COVID-19 crisis
  + stars: | 2020-11-16 | by ( Hyonhee Shin | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will impose stricter social distancing rules for the greater Seoul area a month after easing them, officials said on Tuesday, warning of an even bigger crisis if anti-COVID-19 efforts fail to dampen a spike in new cases. South Korea has been one of the world’s coronavirus mitigation success stories after tackling the first major COVID-19 epidemic outside China with aggressive tracing and testing, but continues to battle persistent rises in infections. “Our anti-coronavirus efforts are facing a crisis,” Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting. Nearly 68% of the 202 domestic infections came from the greater Seoul area. Health authorities warned the daily tally could go as high as 400 in coming weeks, asking citizens to stick to strict hygiene rules and minimise year-end celebrations.
Persons: Chung Sye, kyun, , hoo Organizations: , Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Health, men’s national, team Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, Seoul, Korea, China, , Austria
South Korea reports 205 coronavirus cases, above 200 for first time since Sept
  + stars: | 2020-11-14 | by ( Heekyong Yang | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 205 new coronavirus cases as of Friday midnight, rising above 200 for the first time since September, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Saturday. Women pose for photographs in front of maple leaves on a late autumn day amid the COVID-19 pandemic at a park in Seoul, South Korea, November 13, 2020. More than 65% of the locally transmitted cases were from Seoul and Gyeonggi province, a densely populated region near the capital. South Korea began fining people who fail to wear masks in public on Friday, when it reported 191 new coronavirus cases, with daily infections continuing to creep higher. Confirmed daily cases have averaged 122.4 this week, jumpingfrom 88.7 last week and 75.3 in the fourth week of October, according to the KDCA.
Persons: Kim Hong, Moon Jae, Moon, , Lim Sook, Yonhap Organizations: Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, REUTERS, South Korea Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, Korea, Seoul, Gyeonggi, South, Korean
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