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With the number of new corona19 confirmed at 20,000 for two days in a row, the duty to quarantine for a week has been extended by four more weeks.

If quarantine is not done, the number of confirmed cases will be four times more, and there is an observation that the resurgence will be accelerated.



Reporter Park Soo-jin.



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The reason why the quarantine duty for confirmed cases has been extended by 4 weeks until the 20th of next month is due to the slowing down of the recent epidemic.



The infection reproduction index, which shows how many people each confirmed person infects, has decreased since March, but has rebounded last week.



Concerns that the spread of new mutations could accelerate a resurgence have also had an impact.



In a survey conducted by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 54.7% were against the lifting of the quarantine obligation.



If the quarantine duty is maintained, the number of confirmed cases will decrease to 9,000 at the end of July, but when it is completely lifted, it has been shown that it will approach 50,000.

[Kim Heon-ju / Deputy Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: If the quarantine compliance rate is 50%, it is predicted that the number of confirmed cases will increase by 1.7



times, and if there is no compliance at all, the number of confirmed cases will increase by up to 4.5 times.]



There were also concerns that



[Lim Sook-young / Central Quarantine Countermeasure Headquarters Situation Manager: We believe that there is a risk factor that can rebound even in summer as early as possible, and we judged such a risk factor…

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Quarantine is recommended in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, etc., but quarantine is still mandatory in Germany and Israel for 5 days and in Japan, Australia and Italy for 7 days.



In accordance with the extension of the quarantine obligation, living expenses support for confirmed patients and free diagnostic tests will also be maintained for the time being.



The contact visits at nursing hospitals and facilities, which were until the 22nd, have been extended indefinitely.



Those who are not vaccinated due to adverse reactions are also allowed to visit, and the number of visitors can be 4 or more depending on the situation at the site.



(Video coverage: Park Young-il, Video editing: Choi Eun-jin, CG: Choi Jae-young, Choi Ha-neul)



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