SOUTH Korea’s capital Seoul has shut down 2,100 bars and different nightspots as a spike of latest coronavirus infections was blamed on partygoers.
The nation has largely been profitable in coping with the outbreak, however noticed a surge of latest circumstances after nightlife venues had been opened up final weekend.
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South Korean capital Seoul has shut down 2,100 bars and different nightspots as a spike of latest coronavirus infections was blamed on partygoers[/caption]
Round 17 new circumstances had been linked to a person who visited three separate nightclubs within the metropolis’s Itaewon district final Saturday[/caption]
Nightlife hotspots throughout the nation had been already topic to strict measures – together with social distancing, temperature checks and carrying masks.
Seoul Mayor Park Gained-soon mentioned on Saturday that these would stay in place till information proved that the an infection fee had slowed considerably.
It comes after well being authorities linked round 17 new circumstances to a 29-year-old man who visited three separate nightclubs within the metropolis’s Itaewon district final Saturday, earlier than testing constructive for Covid-19 a number of days later.
The worrying spur in circumstances immediately prompted the Mayor to close down nightclubs, hostess bars and discos throughout the town.
And it has left well being employees speeding to hint the 1,940 individuals who visited the three identical nightclubs.
The nation was one of many first to be hit by the pandemic in late January, and handled it by a extremely profitable coverage of contact tracing and mass testing.
Their important soccer league, the Okay-League, additionally resumed from Might eight behind closed doorways following weeks of lowering infections.
However gamers are strictly forbidden from handshakes, and usually are not allowed to talk to one another throughout the match.
Nightlife hotspots throughout the nation had been already topic to strict measures together with social distancing and temperature checks[/caption]
South Korea’s soccer league, the Okay-League, additionally resumed from Might eight behind closed doorways[/caption]
It comes as different international locations are wrestling with methods to open up whereas additionally stopping a second outbreak of the lethal virus.
Germany, which additionally imposed an analogous track-and-trace technique, has confronted an analogous dilemma after dealing with outbreaks at three slaughterhouses earlier this week.
Cities in three separate areas of the nation had been pressured to tug a u-turn on lockdown measures after the spike in circumstances, with all three slaughterhouses closed and workers instantly examined.
The virus, which is believed to originate in Wuhan, China, has contaminated practically four million individuals and claimed the lives of over 275,000.
In Europe, the hardest-hit international locations are starting to ease out of lockdown, with Italy permitting the reopening of small companies and Spain permitting some seashores to open final week.
However in different international locations, lockdown measures stay, similar to Russia, which was pressured to carry subdued celebrations for Victory Day on Saturday.
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The UK, in the meantime, has now been in a strict lockdown for seven weeks.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is predicted to solely make “modest” adjustments on Sunday, which might embody the opening of backyard centres.
The nation has employed a extremely profitable technique of mass testing[/caption]
South Korea was one of many first international locations to be hit by the virus in late January[/caption]
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