Minister of Health and Welfare Park Neung-hoo said at a meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters held today (12th), "The number of corona19 confirmed patients is seldom broken from the hundred, so it is very concerned."

He also said he was concerned that group infections of around 20 people outside the metropolitan area are occurring in different regions.

The script reviewed the Corona 19 epidemic in Daegu and Gyeongbuk in February and the recent national epidemic.

Minister Park Neung-hoo said, "At the time of February, the spread of infection was limited to one area, but now it is sporadic not only in the metropolitan area, but also across the country. At the time, the age group of the confirmed patients was in their 20s, which accounted for 37% of the confirmed cases. This is 35% level.”

He said, "There are about 20% of cases where the path of infection is unknown, accumulating day by day, and regional infection continues as quiet spread continues, and group infection is repeated in general hospitals, nursing hospitals, multi-stage and door-to-door sales," he said. This weekend, I also asked for a thorough distancing practice.

He then asked, "As Chuseok approaches, there will be a lot of people planning beolchos, but this year, for the safety of their parents and relatives, instead of doing beechoing themselves, they asked for active use of the beechovy service of the local Agricultural Cooperatives and Forestry Cooperatives."

In particular, he asked for non-face-to-face participation in religious activities.

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