Don't Think It's All over, Health Authorities Warn

  • By Bae Jun-yong

    April 29, 2020 13:28

    Quarantine workers disinfect a school in Daegu on Tuesday. /Yonhap

    Health authorities on Monday warned Koreans not to let their guard down yet as the coronavirus epidemic went into its 100th day and fresh infections sank to around 10 a day.

    Quarantine authorities warned that a second wave could occur any time if people become negligent in quarantine efforts.

    A quarantine officer told reporters, "We think that the epidemic will be protracted, so we're preparing to establish a new medical system that allows anyone to use hospitals without fear, and to secure more hospital beds across the country in case coronavirus resurges."

    Kwon Jun-wook, the deputy chief of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, "Coronavirus is still raging and we don't know yet when a treatment or a vaccine will be available. We should not think that the worst is over just because a certain number of days has passed."

    Korea reported nine new cases as of Wednesday morning, bringing the total of confirmed infections to 10,761.

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