February 4th local time, Yoon Tae-ho, head of the pandemic prevention umbrella of the Central Emergency Response Headquarters of South Korea, said that the pandemic prevention department predicted that from March to April, the mutant novel coronavirus may cause a fourth wave of pandemic in South Korea, and relevant departments should make corresponding preparations.
South Korea’s Central pandemic Prevention Headquarters previously said that after analyzing 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from the 1st of this month, it was found that 5 cases were mutant COVID-19 infections, of which 4 were infected with the COVID-19 variant strains found in the United Kingdom and 1 was infected with the COVID-19 variant strain found in South Africa.
All five cases are infected in South Korea. The Central pandemic Prevention Countermeasures Headquarters is reviewing the contacts of relevant cases and paying close attention to the spread of mutant viruses in relevant areas.
So far, the cumulative number of cases of mutant novel coronavirus in South Korea has increased to 39.
Yin Tae-ho pointed out that maintaining high-level pandemic prevention measures for a long time makes the South Korean people feel tired and dissatisfied, and the vaccination of the novel coronavirus will begin in the middle of this month.
These factors may cause the prevention and control work to relax and become one of the triggers of the fourth wave of the pandemic.
Yin Taihao said that the current pandemic in South Korea is in the third wave of pandemic, and it is difficult to predict future changes in the situation.
As of 00:00 on the 4th, South Korea has added 451 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including 429 local infections, a total of 79,762 confirmed cases; 7 new deaths, a total of 1,448 deaths.
South Korea’s pandemic prevention department said recently that South Korea will consider whether to relax the pandemic prevention response measures and ban night business measures to reduce the livelihood burden of the people after a comprehensive assessment of the number of new cases in a single day and the degree of risk at the beginning of this month.