This week, the number of confirmed cases is gradually increasing again. Yesterday (26th) was close to 2,000 people. The quarantine regulations have become a little looser than before, and the increase in the amount of people moving ahead of the phased recovery to start next week seems to have had an impact.

Correspondent Kim Deok-hyun.


A high school in Dobong-gu, Seoul.

After a student at this school was first confirmed on the 23rd on the 23rd, 19 additional people were infected, including other students who were hanging out with them.

[Park Yu-mi / Seoul City Citizen Health Bureau Director: We met frequently in various places, ate food and refreshments together, and some confirmed cases spread because it was difficult to wear a mask when smoking… .] The number of

daily confirmed cases increased for three days in a row, and it is expected to return to the increasing trend on a weekly basis for the first time in four weeks.

The quarantine authorities first cited easing of quarantine measures as the reason.

From the 18th, the number of people using the multi-use facility increased to 8 people in the 4th stage and 10 people in the 3rd stage.

[Sohn Young-rae/Chief of Social Strategy Team at Central Accident Remediation Headquarters:

Infection reproduction, which indicates how many people each confirmed person infects The index is expected to cross 1 again early next week.

Also, about half of the 47 confirmed cases related to the Seo-gu Nursing Hospital in Daegu this week were vaccinated, and this breakthrough infection accounts for 30.2% of the confirmed cases in the last two weeks.

Tomorrow, the government will announce plans to expand booster doses, including those who have been vaccinated by Janssen, who have a high rate of breakthrough infection.

Ahead of this weekend's Halloween Day, special quarantine inspections will be carried out in Hongdae and Itaewon, Seoul, starting today.

(Video coverage: Yoo Dong-hyeok, Hwang In-seok, Kim Min-cheol, video editing: Cho Moo-hwan) 

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