December 1 According to South Korean media reports, South Korea’s Central Epidemic Prevention and Response Headquarters reported on the 1st that as of 00:00 on the same day, South Korea had 451 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 compared with 00:00 the previous day, with a total of 34,652 confirmed cases; and a total of 526 deaths.
In order to curb the spread of the epidemic, from December 1, the South Korean Capital Circle further strengthened epidemic prevention measures.
According to KBS, from December 1, the operation of indoor sports facilities such as aerobics and Zumba dance in the Korean Capital Territory has been banned. Gyms in the apartment area have been closed. Activities and banquets hosted by hotel and other accommodation facilities at the beginning of the year have also been banned, and music classrooms or culture have been banned. The center practices wind instruments and sings.
In Seoul, in addition to the above measures, epidemic prevention has been further strengthened, and the regulations equivalent to the third stage of social distancing measures have been implemented. The bathhouses in Seoul are limited to one person per 16 square meters, and the tasting counters of supermarkets and department stores are also prohibited from operating.
South Korea’s epidemic prevention authorities said that the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to exist for a long time from the end of 2020 to the beginning of 2021. If the epidemic continues to spread according to the current trend, South Korea’s new cases in a single day are likely to reach thousands in one to two weeks.
South Korea’s epidemic prevention authorities said that this winter is the most critical period of epidemic prevention. At the end of the year, when the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus is increasing, face-to-face gatherings should be cancelled, and once again appealed to the public to hold religious activities and New Year’s meetings without contact.