Passenger Traffic at Incheon Airport at Historic Low

      April 08, 2020 13:13

      A mere 4,581 passengers traveled through Incheon International Airport on Monday, the fewest since the aviation hub opened in 2001.

      The lull came as 53 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in the country on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 10,384, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

      New infections slightly rose again after dropping below 50 on Monday for the first time in 46 days. The government set fewer than 50 new infections a day as the standard for flattening the curve.

      Incheon International Airport is deserted on Monday. /Yonhap

      The total number of confirmed cases among arrivals from abroad reached 802.

      The number of people in self-quarantine swelled to 46,566 as of Monday now all arrivals from overseas must quarantine themselves.

      But worries remain about the threat of a community spread in the Seoul metropolitan area and among young people.

      Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting, "People are queuing at some nightclubs despite social distancing and stringent social gathering restrictions. We have to worry about young people becoming silent spreaders." 

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