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new corona19 confirmed today (25th) is around 1,500, and it is expected that the number of new corona19 will continue for the 19th consecutive day. In the metropolitan area, close to 1,000 patients are still coming out a day, and in the non-metropolitan area, the highest number of confirmed cases is recorded again after the fourth epidemic. The government is expected to announce measures to strengthen quarantine in non-metropolitan areas this afternoon.

Correspondent Ahn Sang-woo.

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is a Taekwondo school in Seo-gu, Daejeon.

After the first confirmed case on the 13th, the virus spread to nearby elementary schools, kindergartens and daycare centers where students attend, so far 169 confirmed cases have been reported.

The city of Daejeon, which raised the distance to three levels on the 22nd, decided to make a decision on whether to further raise it early next week when it exceeded the standard of level 4 for three consecutive days.

Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, decided to upgrade to the 4th level in one day and implemented it from today.

It is second only to Gangneung in non-metropolitan areas.

[Gangwon Yangyang County official: (Confirmed) came out in single digits, but came out in double digits for the first time. It's been a while since we held an emergency response meeting and raised it to level 3, but we're going to have to upgrade again... .]

The weekly average daily number of infections in the metropolitan area has decreased by 2.4% in the last week, but it is approaching 1,000.

On the other hand, non-metropolitan areas jump 40% to 500 people.

In particular, there were 582 confirmed cases in the non-metropolitan area yesterday, and 37% of the total confirmed cases, both of which were the highest since the fourth epidemic.

[Eom Joong-sik / Professor of Infectious Diseases, Gachon University Gil Hospital: If there is a situation where (infected people from non-metropolitan areas) have no choice but to visit the metropolitan area, another chain of epidemics is formed in the metropolitan area, so we can continue to exchange (fashion).]

Today, the government is planning to announce measures to strengthen quarantine, such as whether to upgrade to the third stage in the non-metropolitan area.