Seoul Infections Not as Bad as Feared

      June 01, 2020 13:07

      Coronavirus infections in the Seoul metropolitan area seem to be getting under control, with new cases dwindling daily. But a small scale of group infections with no clues to their sources still continues.

      Minister of Health and Welfare Park Neung-Hoo said Sunday, "It is very critical to prevent chain infections in the next one or two weeks in the Seoul area."

      People mill at the entrance of Gyeongbok Palace on Sunday as it is temporarily closed again. /Newsis

      Among the new hotspots, the number of infections related to online commerce company Coupang's warehouse in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province rose to 111 on Sunday, but that was only three more than the previous day. The number of cases related to the Itaewon party district only rose by one, bringing the total tally to 270.

      Korea reported 35 new cases mostly in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province as of Monday morning, bring the total to 11,503 with 271 deaths so far.

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