Yonhap News Agency reported that Sun Yinglai, head of the Social Strategy Group of the Central Emergency Response Headquarters of South Korea, said at a regular press conference on the 19th that the risk of the resumption of the pandemic increased, and the pandemic prevention department will decide whether to adjust the current pandemic prevention response level according to the pandemic situation over the weekend.
Recently, the number of new cases in South Korea hovered between 500 and 700 in a single day, and the community pandemic prevention work turned on red light.
The average daily number of community infections in the past week (13-17) was 444.7, which meets the current level 2.5 pandemic response standard.
Sun Yinglai said that the number of tests increased after the Spring Festival holiday, but it is difficult to assert that the current pandemic is caused by the increase in testing.
The government will maintain the current pandemic prevention response level until this weekend, and will discuss whether to adjust the pandemic prevention measures according to the pandemic situation.
He stressed that this weekend will be a watershed between whether the pandemic will resume, and called on people to avoid unnecessary trips as much as possible over the weekend.