China and South Korea report new cases after easing regulations

China and South Korea report new cases after easing regulations

China and South Korea report new cases after easing regulations

Written by Staff Writer

11 May, 2020 | 12:34 pm

As countries all over the world ease lockdown restrictions, some countries have reported a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

South Korean officials are scrambling to contain a new Coronavirus outbreak that is threatening to spread throughout the densely populated capital city of Seoul, leading the country to reconsider plans to reopen schools.

Officials reported 35 new infections across the country as of midnight yesterday, the second consecutive day of new cases of that magnitude and the highest numbers in more than a month, reinforcing fears the country could be entering a second wave outbreak.

Authorities had tested 4,000 people who had patronized the nightspots but were still trying to track down around 3,000 more.

The spike in cases comes just as the South Korean government was easing some social distancing restrictions and moving to fully reopen schools and businesses, in a transition from intensive social distancing to “distancing in daily life.”

The Chinese health authority said that it received reports of 17 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland, of which seven were imported cases, all in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

This is its second consecutive double-digit increase in cases.

Ten cases were domestically transmitted, with five from Hubei Province, three from Jilin Province, one from Liaoning Province, and one from Heilongjiang Province, the National Health Commission said in a daily report.

Shanghai’s Disneyland has also reopened, with controlled capacity.

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