February 19 According to a report by Korea Radio International (KBS), as of the 19th, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Korea has reached 86,128.
In view of the severe spread of the pandemic, the South Korean government calls for strengthening the management of pandemic prevention in the workplace.
According to the Central Pandemic Prevention and Countermeasures Headquarters of the South Korean Disease Control Agency, at 00:00 local time on the 19th, there were 561 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Korea, with a total of 86,128 confirmed cases.
Judging from the distribution of new cases in various places, 177 cases in Seoul, 182 in Gyeonggi Province and 21 cases in Chungnam.
In the last week (February 13-19), South Korea’s average daily number of new local infections was 445, reaching the level of implementing the phase 2.5 social distance measure.
However, some analysts say that the number of confirmed cases continued to increase after the Spring Festival break is due to the continuous group infection in workplaces such as factories.
South Korean Prime Minister Ding Se-kyun mentioned in a meeting of the Central Disaster Safety Response Headquarters on the morning of the 19th that there were cases of collective infection in a factory in Gyeonggi Province.
The factory has 110 confirmed cases, accounting for more than two-thirds of all employees, most of whom are foreign workers.
Foreign workers are infected by working and living together in factories and dormitories, and most of them are illegal residents.
The South Korean government has decided to carry out contactless pandemic prevention fact-finding for foreign workers in the Capital Circle Industrial Park, and requires illegal aliens to actively accept COVID-19 testing without fear of being investigated and punished or deported.