South Korea’s Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol warned that South Korea could be at the crossroads of a fourth coronavirus wave after the country recorded more than 500 new cases for the fifth straight day.
“For the past week, the number of daily new cases has been around 500, clearly showing an increasing trend of infection,” Kwon said at a briefing on Sunday.
He asked the public to follow health protocols to prevent Covid-19 infection, cancel all unnecessary meetings and actively participate in the vaccination process.
Health official Son Young-rae, in the same briefing, said the government will monitor the infection trend this coming week and make a decision whether to adjust its social distancing measures.
Social distancing measures stand at Level 2 for the greater Seoul area, Busan and Jeonju while the rest of the country is at level 1.5.