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weekend, but the number of new COVID-19 cases does not seem to decrease. The number of confirmed cases today (18th) is expected to be around 1,500, a little more than yesterday. The explosive spread of the metropolitan area is spreading to non-metropolitan areas.



Correspondent Suwon-wook.



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Vacationers who visited Mangsang Beach in Donghae, Gangwon-do, are making a list of visitors at the entrance.



You cannot go to the beach without a temperature check.



Even at Gyeongpo Beach in Gangneung, parasols were installed at sparsely spaced intervals, and people who do not take off their masks even after entering the water are conspicuous.



Wearing a mask is mandatory regardless of whether or not you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.



However, the fourth pandemic of COVID-19 is gradually spreading to non-metropolitan areas.



In particular, the increase in the number of confirmed cases in the east coast of Gangwon-do, where all beaches have been opened, is remarkable.



The number of confirmed cases in Gangneung-si, which had remained below 10, increased by 21 in just one day, and 23 people were counted as infected with Corona 19 by yesterday morning.



In particular, more than half of them are in their 20s, so the speed of transmission among young people is fast.



As the situation became unfavorable, the city of Gangneung raised social distancing to level 3.



[Choi Yong-gyu / Gangneung City Disaster Safety Manager: As the number of confirmed cases in the metropolitan area itself increases, people in Gangneung visit the metropolitan area and contact them, and there are cases where they return infected and transfer it to the local family.] In



Busan, a group at a municipal art troupe and a restaurant The number of confirmed cases is 69, the highest so far this year.



The number of confirmed cases in Gyeongnam recorded 98, and Geoje City in particular decided to upgrade the distance from today to level 3.

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