South Korea’s coronavirus cases dropped below 30,000 for the second consecutive day on Sunday, the latest sign that virus cases in the country are declining.
Today, the country has recorded 25,434 new cases of the virus, including 26 imported cases, bringing the total number of infections to 17,782,061, according to the Korea Agency for Disease Control and Prevention (KDCA).
It also recorded 48 deaths due to Corona, bringing the total number of fatalities to 23,709 and the death rate to 0.13%.
Last month, health officials relaxed social distance rules as new infections showed signs of slowing after peaking at 621,178 on March 17.
Restrictions on wearing the mask were also relaxed on May 2, except for large gatherings of 50 or more because they are likely to return to normal life. The obligation to wear a mask in enclosed areas still continues.
South Korea also announced on Friday its plan to ease entry requirements into the country, in a move that could improve convenience for incoming passengers.
From May 23, the government will recognize negative rapid antigen test results for passengers flying to South Korea, in addition to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results currently accepted.
However, travelers are required to undergo rapid antigen testing by medical professionals 24 hours prior to their arrival in South Korea.
From June 1, international arrivals will be required to take a PCR test within 3 days of entering South Korea. Currently, they are required to take a mandatory exam on the day of arrival.
Source: Arabic RT