The Center for Disease Control and Prevention of South Korea (KCDC, according to its acronym) this Saturday raised the possibility of taking stricter measures to combat coronavirus infection in the Seoul metropolitan area before the rise in cases.
This Saturday, following the recent outbreaks in the capital, the country hit a maximum in five months with 166 positive results, adding up to a total of 15,039 since the pandemic began. The number of deaths has remained at 305.
According to the South Korean agency Yonhap, March 11 had the highest number of cases recorded in a day, at 242.
Cases related to a church in the capital have increased from 14 to 19, so city government has ordered the church to be temporarily closed while health officials are testing close contacts.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye Kyun has scheduled an emergency meeting to see if the social distancing measures are tightened or not.