US troops in South Korea criticized for “group dance” without masks

A dance party was held at a leisure and entertainment venue in Humphreys barracks, south of Seoul, Yonhap reported on the 8th. According to several officials, dozens of people danced next to each other without masks. < / P > < p > on the dance day, 629 new crown confirmed cases were reported in South Korea, the highest in nearly nine months. At that time, the government urged the public to cancel unnecessary face-to-face meetings; the epidemic prevention mechanism in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas was upgraded to level 2, the third highest among the five level epidemic prevention mechanisms, and indoor activities and annual meetings held by hotels were prohibited. < / P > < p > the South Korean government has always required the US military in South Korea to comply with anti epidemic measures. According to the current epidemic prevention regulations of the US military stationed in South Korea, the garrison personnel must maintain a social distance of at least 1 meter, wear masks when they cannot, avoid large-scale gathering, and comply with all the regulations, instructions and laws of South Korea. < / P > < p > as of July 7, 408 US military personnel stationed in South Korea had tested positive for new coronavirus. South Korea reported 594 new crown cases on August 8, with a total of 38755 confirmed cases.