According to the Central pandemic Prevention and Response Headquarters of South Korea on the 4th, in the past 24 hours, 1,020 new confirmed cases have been reported, with a total of 64,264 confirmed cases.
Among them, the collective infection in the Eastern Seoul Detention Center continued, and as of the 4th, the number of related cases increased to 1,090.
South Korea’s pandemic prevention department announced that it will continue to extend the 2.5-level pandemic prevention response level in the capital circle.
On the basis of maintaining the level 2 pandemic prevention response level in other regions, from the 4th, except for special circumstances such as large family members, annual meetings, meals and other activities of five or more people will be banned nationwide for two weeks.
However, the control over winter sports facilities, extracurricular training courses, etc.
has been relaxed to a certain extent: some ski resorts, ice rinks and other conditionally open, requiring visitors to not exceed one-third of the number of people; extracurricular training courses for less than nine people are allowed to be opened.
South Korea’s Ministry of Defense said on the same day that the army has also extended the current 2.5-level pandemic prevention response level, and in principle prohibiting officers and soldiers from taking leave and going out.
Yoon Tae-ho, head of the pandemic prevention department of the Central Accident Handling Department of South Korea, said on the same day that he was closely tracking the trend of the third wave of pandemic, and the number of confirmed cases in recent days decreased to a certain extent compared with the peak in December last year.
However, he also said that the collective infection in detention homes, nursing homes and other institutions is still spreading, and the number of beds will continue to be increased.
In the capital circle, the operation time of the temporary virus screening center will be extended for two weeks, so that people in the capital circle can be tested for the virus at any time and anonymously.
South Korea’s pandemic prevention department said that the next two weeks are a critical period to control the growth of the pandemic.