The South Korean authorities have confirmed the first tertiary coronavirus outbreak at a nightclub in Seoul, at least 136 of which have been identified after the authorities have located all customers of these LGTBI facilities.
South Korea’s disease control and prevention centers have so far registered 10,991, 136 of which are linked to nightclubs and bars in the capital’s Itaewon region. Among these infected are 82 clients, while the rest are family members and employees who are considered secondary cases.
This Thursday, the authorities also confirmed tertiary cases after an academy monitor lied about his work after a recent visit to the Itaewon region. According to the Yonhap news agency, eleven infections associated with this person have been confirmed.
A health spokesman, Kwon Joon Wook, has warned that the situation is “at a critical point” with this weekend as a possible turning point when it is decided “whether further action is needed” to avoid further recovery from cases .
The authorities are still looking for around 2,500 people related to the affected facilities to be tested. They have insisted that they guarantee anonymity at all times.