China News Service, February 25. According to a comprehensive Korean media report, as of 4:00 pm on the 24th local time, a total of 833 new cases of pneumonia have been diagnosed in South Korea, and a total of 8 deaths. South Korean authorities are taking various measures to stop the spread of the epidemic.
In addition, as of the afternoon of the 24th, a total of more than 32,000 people in South Korea have been tested for the new crown virus, of which 20,292 were negative, and the remaining 11,631 were unpublished.
South Korea's parliament building temporarily closed
After the participants in the parliament hall of the parliament were diagnosed with new crown pneumonia, the South Korean Parliament decided on the 24th to close the main building of the parliament and the parliament hall for 24 hours to take comprehensive precautionary measures.
Parliament spokesman Han Yan said on the 24th that according to the "Law on the Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases", the Congress will implement a comprehensive disinfection and epidemic prevention operation at the main building and the parliament hall from 6 pm on that day, and will take 24-hour closure measures. It reopens at 9 am.
The parliamentary plenary meeting scheduled for the 25th was also cancelled.
Han Yan said that during the epidemic prevention period, congressional staff will continue to work in the communication hall, and the building will completely prohibit outsiders from entering and exiting.
After the epidemic prevention work is completed, Congress will also disinfect the offices of the Library of Congress and other affiliated institutions.
According to reports, the president of the Korean Federation of Teachers ’Associations, He Runsu, was diagnosed with the new crown virus on the day after attending a symposium held in the Congress Hall of the parliament on the 19th. discussion.
U.S. military family in Korea confirmed diagnosis
The US Army Command in South Korea announced on the official website on the 24th that according to a report from the South Korean Disease Management Headquarters, a family member of the US Army Officer and Soldier living in Daegu City was diagnosed with New Crown Pneumonia.
It is reported that the patient is a 61-year-old woman who visited a store in the US military base in Daegu on the 12th and 15th. An epidemiological investigation is being conducted by the Korea Disease Management Headquarters and the US Army in South Korea.
With the surge of confirmed cases in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do regions, the U.S. military in South Korea raised the risk warning from "low" to "intermediate" on the 20th, and further increased to "high" on the same day.
At present, the U.S. military stationed in South Korea prohibits officers and men from traveling to the Daegu base, and external personnel are strictly prohibited from entering or leaving the base. The officers and men are also required to minimize contact with people and do not go to work when suspected symptoms occur.
Social activities postponed
Affected by the spread of the epidemic, many government and social activities in South Korea have also been forced to cancel.
In addition to the plenary session of the parliament, the Ministry of Unification of South Korea announced that it would postpone the planned restoration of tourism projects in the DMZ. The Korean professional football league, namely the K1, K2 league and many concerts, was also postponed.
In addition, on the afternoon of the 23rd local time, the South Korean Ministry of Education announced that in view of the severe epidemic situation, the South Korean government requested that all schools nationwide be postponed for one week to March 9. This is the first time that South Korea has delayed school start nationwide. The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea said that the follow-up will be based on the actual situation to decide whether to continue to postpone the start of school.