Health Minister Park Neung-hoo speaks during a meeting of the Central Disease Control Headquarters at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, on July 20. YONHAP/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Masks obligatory as Covid-19 medical facility beds could run out: In the rest of the nation, masks will end up being compulsory in all indoor facilities, and gatherings should not exceed 100 people. If the current pattern persists, beds committed to important care of Covid-19 clients will run out in about a week, Park said. Park stated the health authority will work to protect more critical care beds dedicated to Covid-19 clients from 177 beds currently, to 274 beds by December 15.
South Koreas Minister of Health Park Neung-hoo announced the nation will raise its social distancing measures from this Tuesday, as the capital city location has entered a “extensive phase.”
South Korea was extensively applauded as a Covid-19 success story, and had managed to keep the pandemic largely under control.
But there are now more active Covid-19 cases in South Korea than at any other point through the pandemic, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.
Pandemic is on the brink of spreading: The Seoul Metropolitan Area will get in the fourth-highest level of social distancing constraints in a five-level system for 3 weeks beginning on Tuesday at 12 a.m. regional time, Park stated Sunday.
Park kept in mind that previous distancing procedures had actually not yielded a clear result and that the pandemic is at the brink of spreading to the rest of the country.
There are presently 7,873 Covid-19 patients in the nation, which has tape-recorded a total of 37,546 cases and 545 deaths given that the pandemic began.
Seoul restrictions: From Tuesday in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, gatherings consisting of those at wedding events and funeral services must not surpass 50 individuals. Karaoke services and health clubs should close, and viewers will be banned at sports occasions.
Beauty parlor and motion picture theatres need to close after 9 p.m. The government will highly advise personal organizations shift to work from house so just one-third of workers are in the workplace.
If the current trend persists, beds dedicated to crucial care of Covid-19 clients will run out in about a week, Park stated. Park stated the health authority will work to secure more vital care beds dedicated to Covid-19 clients from 177 beds currently, to 274 beds by December 15.
“We are no longer recommending avoiding having gatherings. Please cancel all of them and decrease all activity for these 3 weeks,” Park stated.