The battle with coronavirus looks to be not ending anytime soon till the vaccines are out. South Korea who got hold of the pandemic has been hit by the 2nd wave. South Korea which has over 12,000 cases of the virus has confirmed that the 2nd wave has hit the country.
The officials said on Monday that over the last 24 hours, 17 new infections had been recorded, from different clusters in large offices and warehouses. As per reports from BBC Jung Eun-kyeong Head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control (KCDC) said the first wave lasted till April. Jung said that recent resurgence had led her to conclude that the country was in the grip of a second wave.
South Korea was seen as a success story as the country rapidly increased it’s the testing rate and contained the virus. It had the highest testing rates in the world courtesy of the quick testing process. After the confirmation of the new wave, the city of Daejeon announced it would ban gatherings in public spaces such as museums and libraries.
The Mayor of the capital city of Seoul warned that the capital may have to return to strict social distancing. The death rate in South Korea has been low keeping its proximity with the breakout country China. Around 280 people have died since the country reported its first case on 20 January.