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 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.
Two clusters of coronavirus infections linked to nightclubs in Itaewon-dong, central Seoul and Samsung Medical Center (SMC) in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, both grew over the weekend as health officials continue contact tracing.
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.
A Covid-19 hot spot at Samsung Medical Center in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, appears to be under control after four nurses tested positive earlier this week, but the cluster of infections that began in nightclubs in Itaewon continues to grow.
Health officials Monday said the cluster of coronavirus infections in Itaewon, central Seoul, was largely under control, with only two new cases found Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to 170.