(Fighting new crown pneumonia) South Korea will quarantine U.S. immigrants for deportation

China News Agency, Seoul, March 26 (Reporter Zeng Jun) South Korea will adopt isolation measures for immigrants from the United States. South Korean Prime Minister Ding Shikun said on the 26th that foreigners who violated the isolation policy will take measures such as deportation.

According to the report of the South Korean Central Epidemic Prevention Countermeasures Headquarters, as of 0:00 on the 26th local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in South Korea reached 9,241. 104 new cases were confirmed within 24 hours, and the number of new cases was maintained at about 100 for two consecutive weeks. Among them, overseas imported cases increased significantly, with 30 new cases per day.

South Korea stepped up immigration control. Starting on the 22nd, South Korea requires all immigrants from Europe to be tested for viruses, and requires all Europeans with long-term visas to be quarantined for 14 days. From the 27th, South Korea will adopt 14-day quarantine for all immigrants from the United States; for those who have symptoms, a virus test will be performed. If the result is negative, home quarantine can be selected.

Ding Shijun said on the 26th that the quarantine measures taken by South Koreans for immigrants are a legal coercive measure and "zero tolerance" for violations of the quarantine policy. He said that the home isolation policy will be strictly implemented, and people in the isolation period will not be allowed to go to public places such as supermarkets. He said that people who have not been quarantined without justification can report to the government and take measures such as deportation for foreign personnel.

Ding Shijun said that the government will inform all immigrants of the quarantine policy and advise them not to take public transportation or use public facilities.

Yoon Tae-ho, head of the epidemic prevention department of the Central Accident Management Headquarters of South Korea, told a press conference on the 26th that there are plans to add 16 mobile detection facilities at Incheon Airport. All tourists arriving in Korea must report their body temperature and other information to the official daily through the app.

According to the current Korean regulations, those who live in isolation if they do not comply with the epidemic prevention regulations will face a term of imprisonment of less than one year or a fine of up to 10 million won, regardless of nationality. (Finish)