This densely populated metropolitan area is home to around half of the country’s 51 million people population. On Friday, the Korean Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported a further 49 new cases for the country. It’s reported that 26 of them are in Seoul and the nearby port city of Incheon. South Korea has had a total of 12,306 infections, including 280 deaths.
Since around May, officials have been reporting on cases which fluctuate between 30 to 50 a day.
This has led to many second-guessing on whether officials were too quick to ease social distancing guidelines in April after the country’s first wave of infections waned.
It could be the case that this spike is being linked to the fact many in the region who are from low-income backgrounds can’t afford to stay at home.
This means with more bodies out and about in South Korea’s capital it’s only likely that the rate of infection will increase.
Elsewhere in the world, Europe sees a rash of new local outbreaks including hundreds of infections at a German meatpacking plant.
The United Kingdom, who today lowered its coronavirus warning down to stage three, is planning on creating airbridges with other countries in Europe in order to aid the travel industry.
Meanwhile, China has also experienced issues within its meat markets and countries hostility towards the CCP has only started to grow stronger.
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Wu Zunyou said such outbreaks are inevitable, though this one was larger than expected because it spread from Beijing’s main wholesale market.
Classes in the city have been suspended and opening-up plans for everything from sports events to art exhibitions are held.
Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic is “a cause for celebration,” but a new poll finds more than half of Americans calling it fair or poor.
The Gallup and West Health survey out Thursday show that 57% of U.S. adults rate the national response to COVID-19 as fair or poor, particularly because America has the world’s most expensive health care.
As work on potential coronavirus vaccines intensifies, rich countries are placing advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens are immunised first.
That is leaving significant questions about how long it will take developing countries to get any vaccines.