South Korea’s central epidemic prevention strategy headquarters issued a circular on the 18th, local time 17:00 to 18:00, 246 new cases of new crown confirmed in South Korea, including 235 cases of local infection. < / P > < p > this is five consecutive days in South Korea, the number of new cases in a single day exceeded 100. Since August 14, the number of new confirmed cases in South Korea has reached 991 in only five days. The epidemic is spreading rapidly in Seoul, Gyeonggi and other capital areas around the country. Zheng Yinjing, head of the central epidemic prevention strategy department, warned on the 17th that the epidemic is spreading to the whole country at a “terrible speed”, and the number of mild and asymptomatic infected people is increasing. Now, not only visiting high-risk places may be infected, but also the risk of infection in daily life facilities is also increasing. Of the newly diagnosed local cases, 78% were concentrated in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, including 131 cases in Seoul and 52 cases in Gyeonggi province. In addition, Incheon, Busan, Daegu, Guangzhou and other places have seen new cases. In addition to the largest number of infected churches, coffee shops, restaurants, schools, police stations and other places have also occurred in varying degrees of clustering infection. Park Linghou, the head of South Korea’s Ministry of health and welfare, said recently that the main reason for the rebound of the epidemic and the sharp increase in the number of infected people is that there have been multiple cluster infections in churches, restaurants, traditional markets and schools in the capital circle, and the epidemic is gradually spreading from the capital circle to other places. Zheng Yinjing said at a regular press conference on the 17th that the epidemic prevention department believes that South Korea is in the “early stage” of a large-scale epidemic. If the development of the epidemic can not be effectively controlled, the number of patients may grow geometrically, which will lead to the collapse of the medical system and cause huge economic losses. Jingang Li, the first chief coordinator of the Central Disaster Safety Countermeasures department, said on the 18th that the coming week will be a “watershed” to control the large-scale spread of cluster infection from the capital circle to the whole country. Although the strength of epidemic prevention and medical treatment has been strengthened, it is still uncertain whether the rapid spread of the epidemic can be curbed in a short period of time. In the recent rapid increase of cases, the number of religious related infections was the largest, and the secondary transmission of church infection patients to other public places.
according to the Central Disaster Safety Countermeasures headquarters, as of 18 local time local time, the number of related infections in Seoul’s “love first” church activities has reached 438, becoming the largest number of infections after the “Xintiandi” church. In addition, 131 people have been diagnosed by our first church in Longren, Gyeonggi province. Although the epidemic prevention situation is very serious, some conservative groups in South Korea still held a large-scale rally in Guanghuamen square on August 15, with an estimated 100000 people participating.
Korean President Wen moon Jae in the social media on 16, issued a complaint at some religious institutions that do not comply with the epidemic prevention system: “this is a public provocation against the national epidemic prevention system, and also an unforgivable behavior threatening national life.”
Jinggang 17 stressed that this situation is more dangerous than “Xintiandi” clustering infection. There are some characteristics of the outbreak rebound, such as the location is not specific, the elderly population is more. It is also pointed out that the capital circle has gathered nearly one-half of the country’s population, and its population density is high, which is more likely to cause transmission. In view of the serious epidemic situation in the capital area, the South Korean government announced that the social distance level of Seoul and Gyeonggi province will be raised to the second stage for two weeks. If the epidemic situation deteriorates in two weeks, the epidemic prevention measures of the second stage will be strictly followed, and the measures of banning the above-mentioned gathering activities and suspending the opening of high-risk facilities will be taken. < / P > < p > the first stage is the life epidemic prevention stage. The number of confirmed patients is controlled within the scope of the medical system, and the public can carry out normal social and economic activities under the premise of consciously abiding by the living epidemic prevention rules. < / P > < p > the second stage is the stage when the epidemic situation continues to spread in the community and the number of patients exceeds the scope of the medical system. At this time, the gathering activities of 50 people indoors and more than 100 people outdoors will be prohibited, and the opening of public facilities and high-risk places will be suspended. < / P > < p > the third stage is the stage of the rapid spread of the epidemic, resulting in a large-scale epidemic. At this time, gathering activities of more than 10 people will be prohibited. Schools will suspend classes or implement distance education. It is suggested that the company should work at home except for necessary personnel. Seoul and Gyeonggi province will soon implement the second phase of the epidemic prevention policy, and the time for its implementation is being discussed, Yonhap quoted officials from the Ministry of health and welfare as saying on the 18th. Yonhap also reported that the central disaster safety response headquarters is considering further expanding the regional scope of implementing the second stage of maintaining social distance. < / P > < p > the epidemic prevention department of South Korea urged the public that due to the increase of asymptomatic infections, exposure in restaurants, coffee shops, bars, traditional markets and other places would increase the risk of infection. It was suggested that all people should enhance their awareness of vigilance, reduce unnecessary going out, postpone or cancel dinners and gatherings, stay less in the “three dense” (close contact, dense and closed) space, and shorten the indoor stay as far as possible When to remove the mask.