According to foreign media reports, South Korea reported on the 19th the highest single day increase in new crown cases since the beginning of March, to 297 cases. At the same time, there are concerns that measures to limit the spread of the epidemic in South Korea may begin to get out of control in the capital circle. Due to the fierce spread of the epidemic situation in the territory, the South Korean government believes that it is in the stage of “national pandemic crisis”, and calls on the whole people to work together to fight the epidemic. According to the associated press report in Seoul on August 19, the number released by the central anti epidemic Department of South Korea has increased the total number of new cases in the country to 16058, including 306 deaths. This is the sixth day in a row that South Korea has reported more than 100 new confirmed cases, most of them from the densely populated capital circle. According to Yonhap news agency, Seoul on August 19 reported that the “love first” church group infection in Seoul continued to ferment, and the epidemic spread from the capital area to most parts of the country. According to the central anti epidemic strategy headquarters of South Korea on the 19th, as of 12:00 on the same day, 166 cases of cluster infection related to the “love first” church in the North District of Seoul city were added, with a total of 623 cases. As of 6:00 p.m. on the 18th, 114 second-generation transmission cases related to the church were found. Our department is carrying out epidemiological investigation on all kinds of second generation transmission places. From the regional perspective, in addition to 588 cases in the capital circle, 35 confirmed cases related to the church occurred in the non capital circle. < / P > < p > the church’s members are located in 17 cities and prefectures across the country. In addition, a large number of believers from all over the country participated in the rally in Seoul earlier this month, so new cases may continue to appear throughout the country. Up to now, more than 2500 members of the church have been tested, with a positive rate of 17%, which is at a high level, according to the report. At the same time, the speed of transmission caused by the church is worrying. Small scale collective infection has appeared in various areas, and the confirmed cases may increase sharply at any time. It is also one of the risk factors to accelerate the spread of the virus. < / P > < p > in addition, a member of Jinlan Church in Zhonglang District, Seoul City, was diagnosed after visiting the love first church. As there are 140000 registered members of Jinlan church, it is the largest Supervision Association in the world, and the epidemic prevention department is nervous. According to the report, < / P > < p > a total of 151 new crown confirmed cases were added in Seoul on the 18th, setting a new record of 146 cases in a single day set on the 15th. All the 25 autonomous regions in Seoul showed new cases on the same day, the first time since the outbreak. < / P > < p > with the rapid increase of new cases, the lack of human resources in the district health stations has resulted in the delay of tracing the source of infection, isolating the contact personnel and announcing the route of confirmed cases. At the same time, the report also pointed out that although the government is doing its best, it is difficult to curb the spread of the epidemic only by tracking and isolation. The South Korean epidemic is facing an important watershed. The government calls on the people in the capital circle to abide by the “second stage of maintaining social distance” measures from the same day, and avoid unnecessary going out in the next two weeks, except for commuting, purchasing necessities and hospital treatment. In order to curb the deterioration of the epidemic situation, the South Korean government has stepped up epidemic prevention efforts and comprehensively upgraded the social distance keeping measures in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. Incheon City, which belongs to the capital circle, will apply the same level of measures from now on, but it is still unknown whether the epidemic situation can see the turning point from this. According to the report, due to the fierce spread of the epidemic situation in the territory, the South Korean government believes that it is in the stage of “national pandemic crisis” and calls on the whole people to work together to fight the epidemic. Jingang Li, the first general coordination officer of the Central Disaster Safety Countermeasures department, said at a regular press conference on the 19th that the continuous spread of the epidemic situation in the capital circle may cause a nationwide pandemic at any time, and the situation is extremely grim. According to the Yonhap news agency, due to the surge of confirmed cases, more than 1000 new confirmed cases were reported in the mainland in the past six days. The epidemic prevention department immediately raised the level of epidemic prevention in the capital circle and strengthened the epidemic prevention and control efforts, but it was still difficult to curb the spread trend. According to the Ministry of education of South Korea on the 19th, Yu Yinhui, Vice Premier and chief executive of the Ministry of education, presided over the national video conference on the supervision of Municipal Education on the same day. The participants reached an agreement on controlling the offline attendance rate of students in non capital circle schools to less than two thirds before September 11.