Indoors, such as nightclubs and dormitories, there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to Reuters.
So, South Korea for the first time announced the “second wave” of infections around Seoul.
“Currently, many countries that have been successful in reducing the transmission of the virus from person to person and even in stopping such transmission are seeing an increase in the number of cases,” said WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerchove, recalling South Korea as well.
“Any opportunity that the virus can seize will be seized,” she said, urging countries to “do their best” to isolate such cases in order to prevent the infection from resuming in the community.
WHO Emergency Situations Expert Mike Ryan said that new clusters related to clubs and amusement parks seem to have appeared in South Korea, although he noted that the total number of cases is “very, very stable.”
“The South Korean authorities still perfectly monitor the virus and see the dynamics of the distribution of chains,” he said.