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situation in the metropolitan area, where the number of confirmed cases continues to increase, has been expressed by the health authorities as desperate. As early as next week, there is a plan to raise the social distancing stage to two stages, and this three-day holiday is expected to be a climax.

This is Choi Ho-won.


Of the 85 new confirmed cases in Korea, 72 were found in Seoul, Gyeonggi and Incheon.

The 2nd step of raising social distance in the metropolitan area is an average of 40 or more per day for 2 weeks.

If the current trend continues, it will exceed the threshold within a week.

It is also a problem that there are many places of infection.

Small group infections have occurred in churches, fast food restaurants, bars and cafes, markets, and schools, and now more than 3,000 people need to be tested.

[Jeongeungyeong / Disease Management Division. You stand at the crossroads where you must determine whether Defense networks and health systems or whether the controls at the level possible deal with social distancing should raise a two-step beyond the control of]

the Gobi is three days, starting tomorrow. It is a holiday between the holidays.

The reproductive index, which is the number of patients that can be transmitted by one confirmed case, must be 1 or less to prevent the spread of the corona, this week soared to 1.31.

[Jeong Eun-kyung/Director of Disease Control: This is an urgent situation that can spread across the country if it occurs on a large scale due to vacations, vacations, holidays starting tomorrow, and large-scale urban gatherings.]

The authorities analyze the holiday situation and are discussing ways to raise social distancing to the second stage from the metropolitan area as early as next week.

In the second phase of distance, the operation of high-risk facilities such as clubs and karaoke rooms is immediately stopped, and gatherings of more than 50 people indoors are prohibited.

(Video editing: Hwang Ji-young)