The number of new daily Covid-19 infections have fallen below 30 for the first time in a week as health authorities scramble to get one cluster under control while other potential clusters seem to be contained.
A second distribution center of the Korean e-commerce behemoth Coupang in Goyang, Gyeonggi, has been hit by the coronavirus with at least one worker testing positive, health officials announced Thursday.
A new cluster of coronavirus infections at a distribution center of the e-commerce company Coupang surged to at least 36 patients by Wednesday, with health officials warning of more as contact tracing and Covid-19 testing continues.
Starting Tuesday, people won't be allowed to board Korean buses or get into taxis without a face mask. A similar restriction for subway and train users is being discussed as well.
Incheon effectively ordered all coin noraebang Thursday to shut down for the next two weeks as health officials scramble to contain a sub-cluster of infections surrounding a cram school instructor who partied in Itaewon early this month.
Seoul officials Thursday named Sinchon, Hongdae and Nagwon-dong as new Covid-19 hot spots, hinting at possible links to the Itaewon cluster.
Health officials added four more bars and clubs in Itaewon to their Covid-19 hot spots after tracing patients to them, up from the five previously known clubs in the multicultural neighborhood in central Seoul.
A new coronavirus hot spot in Seoul’s multicultural hub of Itaewon infected 86 people by Monday noon, up from 54 the day before as health officials scramble to track down young partygoers.