South Korea reports 583 coronavirus cases, off 9-month high

South Korea reports 583 coronavirus cases, off 9-month high
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  • calendar-gray 05 December 2020

South Korea reported 583 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, down from the previous day’s 629, which was the highest since a first wave peaked in February and early March, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Cases have been found largely in the capital Seoul and surrounding regions, where over half of the country’s 52 million people live. Of the new cases, Seoul alone reported 235 infections.

The spike prompted Seoul to announce unprecedented curfews starting on Saturday, shuttering most establishments and shops at 9 p.m. (1200 GMT) and cutting back public transportation operations by 30% in the evenings.

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