Seoul, August 21, Xinhua (reporter Lu ruigeng Xuepeng) – the new epidemic situation data released by the central Epidemic Prevention Department of South Korea on the 21st showed that 324 new confirmed cases were found in South Korea from 0:00 on the 20th to 0:00 on the 21st, according to the new epidemic data released by the central epidemic Prevention Department of South Korea. This is the South Korea since March 8, after more than five months, the number of new confirmed cases in a single day exceeded 300. Among the new confirmed cases on the same day, 315 cases of local infection were still mainly concentrated in Seoul, Gyeonggi province and other capital areas. The cumulative number of new cases in South Korea in the past eight days has been close to 2000, due to the continuous spread of clustering infection caused by church activities in the capital circle.
the president of the Republic of Korea chaired an emergency meeting on the same day to discuss Seoul’s epidemic prevention and give instructions. He said that at present, Seoul is in the center of the crisis. If Seoul’s epidemic prevention collapses, South Korea’s epidemic prevention will also face collapse. Therefore, effective measures must be taken quickly. At present, the behaviors that hinder the epidemiological investigation or epidemic prevention measures in some places should be investigated for legal responsibility in accordance with the law on the management of infectious diseases or the crime of impeding the performance of official duties. Zheng Yinjing, head of the central epidemic prevention strategy department, said at the press conference that the risk of the epidemic spreading to the whole country is increasing. At present, except for Jizhou Road, confirmed cases have been found in 16 other prefectures (cities) across the country, and the scope of infection places has been further expanded, and the infection cases have also been found in medical institutions, sanatoriums, kindergartens and other places. Since 0:00 on August 19, the South Korean government has listed Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province as the regions to implement the second stage policy of maintaining social distance. These areas, in principle, prohibit indoor 50 people, outdoor activities of more than 100 people, and suspend the opening of nightclubs, Internet cafes and other places. According to the latest statistics of the Ministry of disease management of South Korea, there were 16770 confirmed cases, 309 deaths and 14120 cured cases.