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number of new corona 19 confirmed cases was 661, maintaining the 600 range for the second day. The distance phase and ban on meetings with more than 5 people will be extended to the current level for 3 weeks starting next week.

Reporter Jang Se-man's report.


Of the 661 new confirmed cases, 642 were domestic outbreaks, excluding 19 foreign patients.

Among the domestic outbreaks, 381 people were confirmed in the metropolitan area and 261 people were confirmed in the non-metropolitan area.

The quarantine authorities reported that the current trend of confirmed cases is not increasing rapidly, and decided to extend the current social distancing stage and ban on meetings of five or more people for another three weeks starting next Monday.

However, in consideration of the fact that if the number of meetings and movements increases due to Children's Day and Mother's Day next month, the risk of infection may increase, we decided to extend the special quarantine week, which prohibits dinners and meetings in the public sector, for another week next week.

[Hong Nam-ki/Prime Minister's Acting: We want to conduct intensive inspections on vulnerable facilities for quarantine in public and private workplaces, which accounted for more than 25% of group infections from January to April.] The

quarantine authorities are in 12 counties in Gyeongsangbuk-do. As a result of pilot application of the relaxed distance reorganization plan for one week, it said that the number of confirmed cases was only one, and that it would be extended for the next three weeks.

Corona 19 vaccination is also gradually accelerating.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said yesterday (29th) that 241,000 people received the vaccine for the first time a day, and the first cumulative vaccine was about 3056,000 people.

However, due to the imbalance in supply and demand for Pfizer vaccines that are being vaccinated for 75 years of age or older, in Seoul, Busan and Gwangju, reservations for vaccinations for the elderly will be suspended next month.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly announced that it will finish the first vaccination for 12 million people and 20% of the Korean population by the end of June despite some setbacks.