SK health ministry officials briefing

  • Greater Seoul area in 3rd wave of virus outbreak

South Korea’s Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun called for all social gatherings planned for the year-end period to be cancelled

  • employers to encourage staff to work from home
  • and people aged 60 and over to stay home
  • “If we don’t stop this pace of spread now, our daily lives where we could at least catch a breath will again be limited”

His pleadings come after the country tightened restrictions on Thursday.

  • 363 new cases were confirmed in SK on Thursday