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Offbeat Coronavirus: Seoul asks South Koreans to postpone their holidays

13:15  29 june  2020
13:15  29 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-SOUTH KOREA: Coronavirus: Seoul asks South Koreans to postpone their holidays

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Health officials in South Korea on Monday asked people to postpone their summer holidays and avoid gatherings at work and places of worship due to the persistence of foci of coronavirus epidemics.

After fighting the first wave of COVID-19, South Korea reduced the single-digit daily infection rate at the end of April, thanks to an intensive follow-up and screening campaign, but new infections have spread to the increase in early May following the relaxation of the containment.

Coronavirus: South Korea says it is facing a "second wave"

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COVID-19 cases in South Korea (. v. t . e. ) Deaths Recoveries Active cases. Date. # of cases. # of deaths. Data sourced from KCDC; see the statistics for detailed references.

The U.S. and South Korean militaries have been postponed joint exercises as concerns continue to grow over the coronavirus . "ROK-US alliance assesses the decision to postpone the training will adhere to and support South Korea ’s containment and mitigation plan for COVID-19," the statement

In the assessment communicated Sunday by the Centers of control and prevention of the Korean diseases (KCDC), the total number of contaminations reached 12,757, including 42 new cases compared to the assessment given the day before. The death toll from the new coronavirus is 282. On June 20, the daily total reached 67 cases, its highest level in more than three weeks.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In has expressed concern over the continuing epidemic, calling for tough measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

"We need everyone's cooperation to ensure rational measures to prevent the spread of the virus on tourist sites and to spread a culture of travel and safe gaming," he said, urging people to postpone their vacations and avoid crowded attractions.

KCDC director Jeong Eun-Kyeong warned against small religious gatherings where participants share food and sing together without wearing masks.

However, the government plans to allow the return of a limited number of spectators to professional sports games, including baseball, football and golf, next week, said Yoon Tae-Ho, a senior official from the Ministry of Health.

(Hyonhee Shin, French version Elena Smirnova, edited by Jean-Michel Bélot)

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