COVID-19 Situation Is Getting Worse대한민국청소년영어뉴스/KOREAN YOUTH ENGLISH NEWS
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According to the Central Disease Control Headquarters' announcement, as of midnight of July 11th, there were 1,324 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,280 local infections, were counted. That was 54 less than the number of cases on the previous day, 1,378. However, the figures released on Sunday, which stands for Saturday's new cases are lesser than the weekdays' figures in general. Therefore, the numerical value of the new cases is very unusual. Of the newly confirmed domestic cases, 501 were from Seoul, 399 from the surrounding of Gyeonggi Province, and 65 from the western port city of Incheon. The 964 cases occurred in the metropolitan area, which is 75.3 percent of the total.


▲ People are waiting for COVID-19 tests at the Screening Center.


Since the situation is getting worse, the government will execute social distancing level 4 in the most powerful one. Especially, Seoul has been recording more than 389 cases, which is level four criteria, for three consecutive days. Busan and Daejeon are already in the social distancing lever 2, which is executed when the weekly average cases are more than seven. Jeju will execute level 2 from July 12th to July 25th.


▲ Jeju is promoting to wear masks using Jeju Dolharbang


Due to the social distancing level four, which will be executed in the metropolitan area for two weeks from July 12th to July 25th, the meeting of three or more people after 6 pm is banned. Before 6 pm, up to four people can meet privately. The immediate family meeting is limited to four or two people depending on time. Up to 49 relatives can attend a wedding or funeral. The gathering is also banned except for the one-man protest. Clubs, nights, entertainment bars, and more cannot be opened until the 25th. Restaurants, cafes, movie theaters, Internet cafes, reading rooms, academies, and indoor sports facilities should be closed after 10 pm. In addition, many other things will be regulated.


▲ The quarantine rules for social distancing level four.


In the midst of this pandemic, the great victims are the students. In level four, students cannot go to school. The Department of Education announced to reopen all schools in the second semester. However, this is also unclear at the moment. People must follow the quarantine rules so that things get better quickly.


July 11th, 2021

by An So-mi

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