According to South Korean media reports, after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 appeared in a sauna center in Dongdaemun District, Seoul City on the 5th, the epidemic prevention department tested 274 close contacts for nucleic acid, and 21 people had tested positive as of the 17th.
According to the investigation and analysis, the ventilation effect of the underground sauna center is poor, with an average daily passenger flow of more than 200 people and is open 24 hours a day.
In addition, the sauna center cannot wear masks, so the risk of infection is very high. With the increase of cases and the increase of people contacted by its activities, the city of Seoul is carrying out further transfer work.
Seoul city government officials called on citizens visiting the facility from January 2 to 14 to go to nearby health centers for nucleic acid testing as soon as possible at the epidemic prevention and control press conference on the 18th.
He also stressed that public bathing facilities must strictly implement epidemic prevention measures, such as banning the operation of sweat steaming rooms, limiting staff, prohibiting indoor eating and drinking, equipping disinfectant, and disinfecting facilities more than twice a day.