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South Korea extends intensive social distancing to reach 50 daily coronavirus cases

South Korea extends intensive social distancing to reach 50 daily coronavirus cases

SEOUL: South Korea said on Saturday (Apr 4) it will extend its intensive social distancing campaign scheduled to end on Monday by two weeks in a bid to curb the rate of coronavirus infections to around 50 a day.

The country has largely managed to bring under control Asia’s largest epidemic outside China with around 100 or fewer new daily cases. But smaller outbreaks in churches, hospitals and nursing homes, as well as infections among travellers, continue to emerge.

This week, the government has been gauging whether it should extend a 15-day intensive social distancing policy it implemented on Mar 21, under which high-risk facilities were urged to close and religious, sports and entertainment gatherings were banned.

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But it is “too early to be at ease”, Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said, citing a recent spike in

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South Korea extends intensive social distancing to reach 50 daily coronavirus cases

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