Gov't Sends out Electronic Tags for Quarantine Violators

      April 28, 2020 13:07

      Electronic tags for quarantine violators

      The central government has distributed 2,000 controversial electronic tags to local governments for breakers of self-quarantine.

      As of Sunday, 286 out of nearly 40,000 people in self-quarantine had violated quarantine orders.

      Violators can only be tagged with their consent, but those who refuse will be put in a state-run facility at their own expense, so they essentially have no choice.

      Meanwhile, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 10,752 as of Tuesday morning, up 14 from a day earlier.

      Despite a reduction of new infections, Jeong Eun-kyeong, the chief of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, urged people to stay alert.

      "The virus is still raging. We can't relax yet," she said.

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