South Korea reports ZERO new domestic COVID-19 cases

Looks like South Korea is doing a stellar job flattening the curve.

South Korea announced that there are no new domestic COVID-19 cases in their country for the first time since February, the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.

The KCDC said there are four new infections but all imported cases. This leads to a national total of 10,765.

Meanwhile, the country’s death toll increased by one to 247 and total recoveries is at 9,059.

From the national total, 1,065 were imported cases and more than 90% were Koreans, according to a KCDC statement.

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Woman wearing mask waiting in line (Stock photo from unsplash.com)

The number of confirmed cases in South Korea has been slowing in recent weeks after it recorded hundreds of new cases every day between late February and early March.

Due to this, the government has relaxed some of its social distancing guidelines. It expected to continue to ease up on restrictions in the coming days if its cases continue to decline.

Still, even if there is a decline, officials are persuading residents to stay cautious in the coming days, especially since public holidays are up ahead and people might soon go out to travel.

Some of the public holidays that are happening soon in South Korea include Buddha’s birthday on Thursday, with May Day to follow on Friday, and Children’s Day next Tuesday.

South Korea is one of the first countries to struggle with a major outbreak outside China. The country managed to take control of the crisis with a massive testing campaign and intensive contact tracing.

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