May 8, 2020

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SOUTH KOREA, HAILED FOR PANDEMIC RESPONSE, BACKTRACKS ON REOPENING AFTER COVID-19 CASES JUMP (DANIEL VILLARREAL, 5/8/20, Newsweek)

Despite recently reopening businesses amid an impressive decline in new coronavirus case, the South Korean government has issued a nationwide health advisory for bars and nightclubs to close down for 30 more days after health officials tracked 13 new cases to a single person who attended five nightclubs and bars in the country's capital city of Seoul. [...]

Officials think he may have come in contact with over 1,500 people during his night out. City officials are now using CCTV and credit card records to help identify visitors and are encouraging them to self-isolate and immediately report any coronavirus symptoms to local hospitals.

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