South Korea began the second wave of infection of the coronavirus. On the 22nd of June at the briefing said the Director of the Korean center for control and disease prevention (KCDC) Chon, Eun Kyung, reported the newspaper The Korea Herald.
The epicenter of the new outbreak is located in Seoul.
According to the head of KCDC, the increase in the number of new cases associated with increased activity of citizens in holidays in early may.
Jeon Eun-Kyung urged citizens to respect the social distance, since the second wave can begin throughout the country and autumn or winter, as predicted earlier. Director of KCDC noted that the purpose of government is to control the new outbreaks in the country until, until a vaccine or a cure for coronavirus infection COVID-19.
In June, the number of patients with coronavirus in Seoul has increased to 788, exceeding the may (505) April (412) indicators. Almost half of new patients whose infection was confirmed last week, over 50 years old.
Authorities worried that in intensive care units in the capital are not enough places for patients with severe COVID-19.
Edition of The Korea Times noted that new infections in the Metropolitan region are mainly associated with religious organizations and multilevel marketing companies.
On June 23 the President of South Korea, moon Jae In for the first time since March held a meeting with the authorities of the capital, which urged to carefully control the spread of infection.
According to data from KCDC, since the beginning of the epidemic in the country coronavirus has infected 12 484 inhabitants, of whom 281 died.
Flash COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world has exceeded 9.1 million, of which more than 4.5 million recovered, and 472,5 thousand died.