Source: SEOUL – Reuters
South Korean Prime Minister announced on Sunday that every person who arrives to the country from abroad will be quarantined for two weeks to prevent the outbreak of the new Corona virus.
And the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Sunday that South Korea recorded 105 new cases of the virus as of Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 9583.
Among the new cases, the centers said, there were 41 who arrived from abroad, including 40 South Korean citizens and one foreigner.
Prime Minister Choong Se-kyon explained at a government meeting that the new mandatory health reservation for all expatriates will enter into force on April 1.
“In order to prevent entry effectively for unimportant purposes such as tourism, we will expand the mandatory quarantine procedure to include all foreigners arriving for short periods as well,” he added.
This policy will apply to South Korean citizens returning from abroad as well.
It is reported that the virus designated by the World Health Organization The worst health crisis facing the worldIn his latest count Saturday night, he recorded at least 30003 deaths, more than two thirds of them in Europe (21334), according to official medical sources told AFP.
Italy is the country worst hit by the disease, caused by the Coruna virus, known as Covid-19, with 10,023 deaths, followed by Spain 5690 and China 3295.
The Coruna virus has officially recorded at least 640,788 infections worldwide since December to date.