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A third of South Korea’s population is infected with COVID-19

A third of South Korea’s population is infected with COVID-19



 

A third of South Korea’s population is infected with COVID-19: the level of the COVID-19 infectious disease will be lowered to cancel the outdoor mask order.
  

On April 24. According to a report by Yonhap News Agency on the 24th, the South Korean epidemic prevention department said that the level of the COVID-19 infectious disease will be lowered from the highest category A to category B on the 25th.

At that time, medical institutions do not need to report confirmed cases immediately. Report within hours. The South Korean government also plans to lift the outdoor mask order in early May.

 

A third of South Korea's population is infected with COVID-19

 

South Korea has classified the COVID-19 as a category A infectious disease since January 2020, when the first case of the COVID-19 was detected in the country, and this time it was downgraded to category B after 2 years and 3 months.

 

According to the classification of infectious diseases in Korea, Class A infectious diseases may originate from , or have a very high fatality rate, or have a very high risk of collective infection, and must be reported immediately and subjected to high-standard isolation, such as Ebola, plague, anthrax, Middle East Respiratory syndrome, SARS, etc. Category B includes tuberculosis, chickenpox, measles, cholera and other infectious diseases that must be reported and quarantined within 24 hours.

 

At present, the epidemic situation in South Korea is still severe. South Korea’s Central Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters notified on the 24th that as of 0:00 that day, 64,725 new confirmed cases had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, including 726 critically ill cases and 109 new deaths. 32.7%, about one third.

 

 

 

A third of South Korea’s population is infected with COVID-19

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