The Covid-19 epidemic: The number of new cases in Korea has risen again, adding an infected President
South Korea conducted SARS-CoV-2 tests for about 1,200,000 people. (Artwork. Source: Time)
According to a report by the Korean Agency for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the country has just had 43 more cases of Covid-19 (an increase of 9 cases compared to the previous day), of which 31 cases were spread. domestic infection, bringing the total number of cases to 12,198.
Of the local infections, 25 cases have been reported in Seoul and the Gyeonggi province surrounding the capital, which is home to 50% of South Korea’s more than 50 million people. South Korean health authorities are on high alert, as this is the first time in more than a month the country has recorded cases of infection in Seoul and its surrounding areas.
With 12 new cases of new entry disease, Korea has a total of 1,371 patients in this category. This is the fourth time in June, Korea has the number of cases of entry at double digits.
To date, South Korea has conducted SARS-CoV-2 tests for about 1,200,000 people. Most of the new infections in Seoul and its surrounding areas, including Incheon City and Gyeonggi Province, have been linked to small populations of collective infections. KCDC is also concerned about the increase in asymptomatic virus infections, accounting for 10% of newly identified cases this month.
South Korea has almost controlled the spread of SARS-CoV-2 on a national scale, but a series of new outbreaks involved in religious gatherings, nightlife and an industry Sales companies in the Seoul area and the surrounding area have appeared, whereby the number of new cases has risen again.
* On the same day, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez said he was infected with SARS-CoV-2. To date, Honduras has recorded a total of 9,656 cases of Covid-19 and more than 300 deaths.
* Concerning the outbreak of Covid-19, June 16, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg said that the organization will store medical equipment to be ready to cope with danger. chance of the 2nd Covid-19 epidemic wave.
Defense ministers from 30 NATO member states are expected to sign a new action plan this week to respond if the disease returns. This plan includes the provision of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies so they can be quickly distributed in case of need.
A special fund worth millions of Euro will also be created to procure medical supplies and pay for transportation of medical staff, as well as patients when needed. Mr. Stoltenberg emphasized that these measures will ensure that NATO member countries can enhance their response in the event of the 2nd Covid-19 outbreak due to support at the right place at the right time.
NATO developed the plan after many countries struggled to get basic medical supplies, such as surgical masks when the pandemic hit the world in recent years. According to Stoltenberg, NATO has assisted member countries and partner countries in dealing with the pandemic with about 350 flights carrying essential medical equipment.