Today (13th), the number of new corona cases is expected to be around 1,500. Ahead of the Chuseok holiday next week, the special Chuseok quarantine period begins today.

Reporter Jeong Da-eun reports.

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is a screening clinic installed at the agricultural and fishery market in Garak-dong, Seoul.

Since the first confirmed case on the 2nd, positive tests have continued every day, and 24 people were confirmed that day.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases has reached 110.

Of the 1,755 new confirmed cases, 1,725 ​​were domestic, with 74.4% of the cases in the metropolitan area.

The proportion of the metropolitan area has remained above 74% for three days in a row.

Non-metropolitan areas are stabilizing, with Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do, which was at level 4, downgrading to level 3 starting tomorrow.

However, ahead of the Chuseok holiday, the quarantine authorities are not hiding their tension.

[Kwon Deok-cheol/Minister of Health and Welfare: The Chuseok holiday, which is a week away, is a situation where we cannot help but be nervous that the Chuseok holiday, which is approaching a week, will become an opportunity for the infection to spread again from the metropolitan area to the non-metropolitan area like last summer vacation.] From

today, the special quarantine period for Chuseok begins .

For a week from the 17th to the 23rd, up to 8 family members, including 4 people who have completed the vaccination, can gather within the home even in the 4th stage of social distancing.

However, the government recommended avoiding visiting your hometown as much as possible and recommending a so-called 'return home via video call'.

In addition, temporary screening stations were set up at 13 major railway stations and terminals, and they were asked to be tested in advance when using public transportation.