According to Yonhap News Agency on the 21st, on the 13th, U.S. military soldiers held a party of 19 people attended in their residence near U.S. U. military Wushan Air Force Base in Pingze City, Gyeonggi Province.
After the gathering, 9 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including 8 party participants and one family member.
According to the report, 18 foreigners and 1 Korean out of 19 people met through social software and gathered from all over South Korea.
In view of the fact that South Korea is currently implementing epidemic prevention measures prohibiting private gatherings of five or more people, it is reported that the Pyeongzawa municipal government is beginning to punish party participants.
Since the emergence of the COVID-19 epidemic in South Korea, many incidents of gatherings by the U.S. military in South Korea in violation of South Korea’s epidemic prevention regulations have been disclosed by the media.
South Korean public opinion is worried that the U.S. military barracks may ignore South Korean law and form a loophole in epidemic prevention because they enjoy extraterritorial jurisdiction.