South Korea sent more troops and police to assist in epidemiological investigation

The government announced on the 11th that it would send hundreds more soldiers, police and civil servants to help carry out the epidemiological investigation. The Korean Herald reported that South Korean Prime Minister Ding Shijun announced the decision at an epidemic prevention meeting, so as to speed up the implementation of epidemiological investigation in big cities and curb the spread of the epidemic as soon as possible. South Korea’s central epidemic prevention headquarters announced on the 11th that as of 0:00 on the same day, 689 new confirmed cases had been added in South Korea compared with 0:00 on the previous day, with a total of 40786 confirmed cases and 572 deaths. Among the new cases on that day, 673 cases of local infection, the highest since 684 cases on March 2. Yin Taihao, head of the epidemic prevention department of the central emergency response department, said on the 11th that 76% of the new cases were in the capital area, and the spread of the epidemic mainly in the capital area has not been effectively curbed. Cluster cases mainly occurred in sanatoriums, cram schools, restaurants, military camps, family gatherings and religious facilities. According to Yonhap, the South Korean government plans to set up 150 temporary screening sites near university campuses, Seoul Station and other densely populated areas, as well as places where mass infections occurred, so as to find asymptomatic confirmed cases as soon as possible.