South Korea tightens curbs in capital to control virus surge

Seoul (HRNW) South Korea tightened coronavirus measures  in Seoul and its surrounding areas as the country reported the highest number of new daily infections in more than five months.

The stricter social distancing guidelines include restrictions on gatherings and activities including professional sports, which will be played behind closed doors in the capital area again.

The move came as South Korea reported 166 new cases on Saturday, the highest daily figure since early March, bringing the country’s total infections to 15,039 with 305 deaths.

South Korea stands at a “critical juncture” in the battle to control the coronavirus surge, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said at a government response meeting.

“Our top priority is to contain the spread of the virus in the greater Seoul area.”

A majority of the new cases came from the greater Seoul region — home to half of the country’s 51 million people — raising fears about a major spike with a three-day weekend starting in South Korea from Saturday.

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