Korean health authorities Tuesday warned of stricter surveillance on foreigners staying in the country’s state-run Covid-19 quarantine facilities, saying they will most likely be subjected to more “control” from local officials.
New coronavirus infections dropped back to 25 Sunday after a steep surge two days earlier due to imported cases from Iraq and Russia, health officials said.
Korea saw coronavirus cases nearly halved on Saturday after recording over 100 cases the previous day, the highest figure in four months, due to a surge in imported cases from Iraq and Russia.
Korean health authorities stressed Friday that improperly wearing a face mask increases the risk of coronavirus infection by five times — and specifically called out chin-donning — as 60 new cases were confirmed in the country.
Korea's virus fight continues with a steady rise in new cases and untraceable infections, along with a spike in imported cases.