Today (25th), the number of new corona patients is expected to be in the mid-3,000s, and due to the rapid increase in patients with severe cases, it is currently urgent to secure a bed. While there are voices saying that this is a situation where quarantine needs to be strengthened again, the daily recovery support committee decides the quarantine measures today. Plans to expand the scope of the quarantine pass are being discussed. 

Correspondent Park Chan-geun.

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metropolitan area has already been evaluated as 'very dangerous', which is the highest level in the Corona 19 risk assessment this Monday.

It is the result of reviewing the quarantine indicators of the previous week, and the situation has worsened since then.

The utilization rate of intensive care beds in the metropolitan area soared to 83.7% as of yesterday, and there are 778 patients waiting for more than a day.

The government believes that it is possible to activate an 'emergency plan' that suspends daily recovery only in the metropolitan area.

[Jeong Eun-kyung/Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (last 17th): We will review the risk assessment and action plan by dividing the metropolitan area and non-metropolitan area based on the nationwide (intensive care bed) utilization rate.]

Rather than returning to the past, some quarantine measures Reinforcement measures are predicted.

The Daily Recovery Support Committee held a meeting with the quarantine and medical subcommittee yesterday, and will decide on quarantine measures at today's general meeting.

Measures related to quarantine pass are mainly being discussed.

In the meantime, it is a plan to apply the quarantine pass to restaurants and cafes where up to four people can gather.

Children under the age of 18 and adolescents may also be included in the quarantine pass.

We are considering applying it to PC rooms, karaoke rooms, and cultural events with more than 100 people, which are popular with teenagers.

Even if quarantine measures are strengthened, it is difficult to expect a decrease in the number of confirmed cases right away, as the effect will appear after one to two weeks.

The government is planning to conduct a situation evaluation for the first stage of daily recovery for two weeks from next week.