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Emerging threats

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New measures are needed for new challenges

The government faces fresh challenges in its response to the COVID-19 outbreak as the spread of the new coronavirus has shown signs of slowing here recently.

While the government has implemented rigorous "social distancing" measures for citizens and strengthened restrictions for travelers, violations of the self-quarantine rules have been increasingly reported. In addition, an increasing number of patients who left quarantine after being diagnosed as having fully recovered are testing positive for COVID-19 a second time, especially in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province, the hardest-hit regions.

These emerging threats are making it harder for the health authorities to contain the spread of the new virus. A new approach in........

© The Korea Times