South Korea: Seoul residents queue for COVID-19 testing as club-linked cases rise

Seoul residents queued to get tested for coronavirus on Thursday, after the number of infections linked to the Itaewon nightlife district rose to 199 the day before. Itaewon residents were seen queuing at a coronavirus testing station in the neighbourhood. Neighbourhood clubs such as King, Trunk and Queen were seen closed with government notices pinned on their entrance, almost a week after... Еще the city government of Seoul ordered clubs and bars to close on Saturday. The Itaewon cluster was detected and traced to a 29-year-old man who visited five clubs and bars in the district on the weekend of May 1. The man, who travelled to Seoul from the city of Yongin on April 30, tested positive for COVID-19 on May 6. A 31-year old friend who went clubbing with him has also reportedly tested positive. South Korea's national police agency has reportedly deployed some 8,500 officers nationwide to identify people who frequented the Itaewon nightlife hotspots between April 29 and May 6. South Korea has 10,991 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 260 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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