South Korea reports highest number of COVID-19 cases since March

Since March, South Korea on November 26, reported its highest daily count of COVID-19 infection cases with a surge in cases sparking fears of a major third wave of the infection.

Citing this surge in the COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said, “We are now in a situation where virus outbreaks can happen at any place.”

After several weeks of fresh infections ranging between around 100 and 300, the officials announced to have reported 583 fresh cases, mostly of which have been clusters at offices, schools, gyms and small gatherings in the greater Seoul area, said the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.

The government, in a move to contain the spread of the infection, this week, tightened the social distancing rules in the capital and the surrounding regions.

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