A case of Chinese coronavirus is also confirmed in South Korea.
Sources: Yonhap News Agency
Sources: Yonhap News Agency
The number of new confirmed cases in South Korea reaches an eight-month high of 583 cases, the first time the country has reported more than 500 cases since March 6. The country now has 32,318 total confirmed cases, according to data from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.
The number of new confirmed cases in South Korea in the last 24 hours reaches a three-month high of 386. The country now has 30,403 total cases and more than 500 total deaths, according to data from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.
South Korea announces that from November 7, it will expand its mandatory mask policy to department stores, theme parks, spas, wedding halls and other places as part of new social distancing rules aimed at preparing for a prolonged outbreak. It also introduces a new five-tiered social distancing system, which replaces a three-level system that was designed to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic.
South Korea eases its tough social distancing measures for the next two weeks until September 28 in the Seoul Capital Area. The government lifts a ban on on-site dining after 9 pm local time, though it still requires restaurants and cafes to restrict seating and record patrons' names and contact details. Effective tomorrow, franchise coffee shops will resume normal operations, after restricting service to takeouts.
South Korea reports 397 new cases, which is the highest number of reported cases since early March as the virus is reported in all cities and provinces across the country. From that number 387 were locally transmitted.
South Korea reports its highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases since early March, with 297 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. Nearly 90% of the new cases appeared in Seoul Capital Area, where 166 of them are linked to the Sarang Jeil Church.
The number of daily new COVID-19 cases in South Korea tops 200 for the first time in five months, with 279 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The cases are traced to several conservative churches in the Seoul Capital Area.
South Korea reports 166 new cases of COVID-19. From that number, 139 were traced to Seoul and Gyeonggi Province and a significant portion of them were linked to cluster infections involving churchgoers. It is the highest number of reported new cases since March 11.
Kim Jong-un convenes an emergency meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, declares a state of emergency, and orders the lockdown of Kaesong after a person suspected of having COVID-19 returned from South Korea, after illegally crossing the DMZ. If confirmed, it would be the first time a case of COVID-19 has been officially acknowledged by North Korea.