South Korean health officials admitted on Monday that the country is going through a second wave of COVID-19 infections after an increase in imported and local cases has been recorded.
It is the first time that the South Korean government has described the current situation as a “second wave of contagion”. So far, the South Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KDCD) has claimed that the increase in infections is due to the fact that the first wave “was not really over”.
However, the director of the KDCD, Jeong Eun Kyeong, has claimed that it is clear that since the beginning of May, the country has been experiencing a new wave of infections, mainly registered in the Seoul region, the country’s capital.
The coronavirus pandemic has so far left 12,438 coronavirus cases and 280 deaths in the country. A total of 10,881 people have recovered. South Korea, which recorded its first coronavirus case on January 20, reported no further deaths over the weekend, despite warning of an increase in imported cases in recent days.