South Korea reports 27 new COVID19 cases

South Korea was reporting about daily 500 Covid19 positive cases in early March but seemed to stabilise the outbreak with aggressive tracing and tracking


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South Korea reports 27 new COVID19 cases

South Korea reported 27 new Coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, 21 positive cases are from Seoul metropolitan area, where south korean officials are scrambling to stem transmissions linked to clubgoers and warehouse workers.

The overall figures announced by South Korea's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention on brought national totals to 11,468 COVID19 cases and 270 deaths due to it. 12 of the new COVID19 positive cases were international arrivals.

South Korea was reporting about daily 500 Covid19 positive cases in early March but seemed to stabilise the outbreak with aggressive tracing and tracking, which allowed South Korean authorities to ease social distancing guidelines.

But COVID19 positive cases in the greater capital area have been increasing steadily again as public activity increases, causing alarms as millions of students have begun returning to schools.

On Saturday, Korea Centres for Disease Control senior official Kwon Jun-wook said at least 108 Coronavirus infections were linked to workers or visitors at a warehouse of local e-commerce giant Coupang, which has seen orders spike during the COVID19 epidemic.

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Around 270 other COVID19 infections have been linked to nightclubs and entertainment venues, which saw huge public in early May as social distancing was relaxed.

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