As the world is starting to get back to normal, there seems to be a rise in the COVID19 cases across the globe and South Korea seems to be one of the nations that have found itself culprit as they have registered a spike in cases for the first time since March.
The spike in cases is currently being seen at one of the busiest capital cities of the nation. The country registered 324 confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday.
South Korea was viewed as a model nation in regards to managing the pandemic across the world, the Asian nation saw schools resuming, became one of the first nations to have sports returning with football being one of the first.
The current reports in the country indicate that churches could be the reason why there is a spike in cases in the country with the total number of cases now rising up to 16,670.
It is believed that church members are refusing to comply with the directives that have been implemented by the South Korean Ministry of Health. New cases have been linked to Sarang Jeil Church, where members have attended rallies despite warnings from health officials.
As a result, South Korea has already started putting together measures to ensure that they limit the further spread of the COVID19 in the country.
Church activities have been linked to the spike in Covid-19 infections within the busy cities of South Korea
It has already tightened restrictions by closing museums, nightclubs, and karaoke bars. Now health officials are warning they may have to go further, limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people and closing school premises.
Other countries in the region that have seen a second wave spike in the COVID19 cases are Japan who currently has over 1,500 cases registered in August. The others saw a new spike are Australia, Peru, and Israel.
Countries around the world have been warned to be cautious and avoid the incidence of a spike in the COVID19 cases as is the case in South Korea and some other parts of the world.
Author: Moses Echodu
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