Coronavirus is spreading more and more around the world, however, South Korea had already reported that it would have ended the outbreak of the disease. However, although new vaccines are being developed, including one from Oxford that is already being tested in Brazil, no site is 100% immune to the pandemic and, because of this, new cases have emerged in the Asian country.
In the last 24 hours alone, South Korea has recorded 17 new cases in groups of large offices and warehouses, which is very worrying, after all, unfortunately they should not be the only ones infected in these groups of workers. This led Jung Eun-kyeong, head of the Korea Center for Disease Control (KCDC), to conclude that the country is entering the second wave of contagion.
The first wave, according to Jung, occurred until the end of April and since May the number of cases has been rising again. For a few days there was even a huge drop in the number of new cases, from one thousand to zero for three days in a row, however this seems to be about to change.
According to the head of the KCDC, the center of the new cases is located in Seoul and the pandemic is expected to last for months. Given this, Daejeon south of the capital, is already adopting restriction measures for public meetings and even stiffening social distancing again, according to the mayor.
The strictest measures would only be taken if the number of infected exceeded 30 in 3 days and more than 70% of hospital beds were occupied.
In total, South Korea has accounted for more than 12,000 infected since January, 280 people have died due to COVID-19 and statistics indicate that there are currently 1,277 active cases of the disease in the country.
Nevertheless, everything indicates that South Korea should not adopt the lockdown measures, but rather measures for social distancing followed by tracking contact with follow-up measures and tests to identify infected and possible new outbreaks and also the coronavirus itself.