According to the South Korean epidemic prevention department, on the 18th local time, more than 2,400 people in the detention center in eastern Seoul, where former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak were screened for COVID-19. A total of 184 people were diagnosed with COVID-19. Lee Myung-bak’s test results were negative.
It is understood that all 14 employees detained in eastern Seoul were diagnosed with COVID-19 on the 15th, and the South Korean epidemic prevention department immediately decided to test all personnel in the detention center for the novel coronavirus.
According to the report of the Central Anti-epidemic Response Headquarters of South Korea on the 19th, as of 00:00 on the same day, South Korea has added 1,053 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including 1,029 local infections and a total of 48,570 confirmed cases. This is the fourth consecutive day of South Korea’s four consecutive days of more than 1,000 new confirmed cases, and it has met the standards of implementing level III measures for epidemic prevention response.
Since mid-November, the coronavirus epidemic has spread rapidly across South Korea, raising concerns about overrun in the health care system. In this case, the South Korean government is discussing an increase in the epidemic prevention response level and refining specific epidemic prevention measures.