S Korea may reimpose distancing rules as cases spike post lockdown

The New Indian Express Chennai|May 28, 2020

S Korea may reimpose distancing rules as cases spike post lockdown
Contact tracing not able to keep up with return to business-as-usual, say health authorities

SETBACK

SEOUL: South Korea announced a spike in new infections Wednesday and considered reimposing social distancing restrictions, revealing the setbacks ahead for other nations on the road to reopening.

Many countries have scrambled to emulate South Korea’s widely praised strategy of tracing, testing and treating coronavirus victims, which tamed its outbreak and made it a model for the world.

Forty newly confirmed cases in the country — the biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days — raised alarms as millions of children returned to school Wednesday.

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May 28, 2020