4th coronavirus epidemic is coming right in front of the nose, and the reins of the quarantine that has sustained us are loose and it is difficult to obtain vaccines.
Today (15th), the number of new coronavirus confirmed cases is expected to be around 700.
The government is considering whether to strengthen quarantine measures.
The first news, this is Han Ji-yeon.
This is an indoor sports facility in Seocho-gu, Seoul, where group infection has occurred since the end of last month.
In this place with a gym and swimming pool, 14 confirmed cases were added, and the number of infected increased to 84.
When three other indoor sports facilities in downtown Seoul are combined, the number of confirmed cases is 142.
In a church in Goesan, North Chungcheong Province, when 20 people, including members, were confirmed for two days, Goesan-gun raised the distance for two weeks from yesterday to the second stage and prohibited face-to-face worship at all religious facilities.
The quarantine authorities are paying attention to the size of the underlying patients, namely, the number of confirmed cases with pre-outbreak infections spreading.
The number of underlying patients, which was about 100 before the 3rd epidemic, has recently exceeded 300~400, so the 4th epidemic can exceed the scale of the 3rd epidemic.
[Yoon Tae-ho/Head of Central Accident Control Headquarters: The number of underlying patients is quite large, and there is a possibility that the number of patients will increase explosively at any time...
Among these, the number of confirmed coronavirus yesterday was 632 by 9 p.m., which is 51 fewer than the same time the day before.
As the final count closes at midnight, the number of new confirmed cases announced today is expected to increase to around 700.
The quarantine authorities decided to review whether or not to strengthen quarantine measures, such as adjusting the distance and shortening the business hours to 9 p.m., but said it will make decisions based on the trend and characteristics of this week's increase rather than simple numbers.