Social distancing measures outside the greater Seoul area will all be raised to the second-highest of the distancing system starting Tuesday, as Covid-19 cases surge across the country.
Prisons across the country will be put under Level 3 restrictions after a cluster at the Seoul Dongbu Detention Center grew to 792 Covid-19 cases.
Daily coronavirus cases jumped back to 1,092 Tuesday as restaurant owners nationwide braced for heightened social distancing measures capping the number of customers allowed to eat in a group.
A ban prohibiting people from eating in groups of more than four will go into effect for restaurants nationwide this week, while winter sports facilities will close.
A record number of 1,097 people tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday as new clusters emerged from all corners of the country.
With more than a thousand new Covid-19 cases detected for the third day in a row on Thursday, officials are mulling Level 3 social distancing measures, the most restrictive level in the government’s virus containment program.
Korea confirmed more than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday for the second-straight day, while infections in Seoul hit an all-time high. A record-breaking number of nationwide deaths was also reported, as the pandemic showed no signs of letting up.
Korea added 1,014 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, the second day in a row that daily figures were above 1,000. Among them, 420 were in Seoul, the first time the capital saw more than 400 new cases in a day.
Korea saw 1,078 new cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, once again breaking the daily record and finally reaching the central government’s threshold for enforcing the toughest Level 3 social distancing measures.
Daily coronavirus cases jumped back up to 880 Monday as the nation inched closer to the central government’s threshold for enforcing Level 3 social distancing measures.