The South Korean authorities have confirmed more than a hundred new cases of corona viruses related to bars and nightclubs in Seoul. This is the worst outbreak that has been registered in the capital of the Asian country since the pandemic broke out and has now reached almost 11,000 cases nationwide.
South Korea’s disease control and prevention centers have identified 102 positive results related to the focus of LGTBI clubs in the Itaewon district, 64 of which were registered in Seoul. The number of cases already exceeded 98, which at the time was connected to a call center in the Guro region.
The Mayor of Seoul, Park Won Soon, has ordered the nightclub bars to be closed on Saturday, and is now focused on tracking down all customers. The authorities recommended that anyone who visited one of the discotheques between April 24 and May 6 should take the test, even though they showed no symptoms.
Of the 102 cases identified, 73 correspond directly to clubs and 29 secondary infections have been confirmed, according to the Yonhap news agency. To date, around 2,000 of the 5,500 customers of the companies concerned have not yet been found.