South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun called on local authorities to thoroughly manage all entrants coming into the country starting Wednesday, April 1st when the country begins enforcing a two-week mandatory quarantine for all travelers no matter their nationality or where they flew in from.
During a meeting this Monday, the PM asked authorities for the exceptional monitoring of international students coming into the country.
Such a call, as South Korea sees steady rise in number of imported infection cases.
"As of April 1st, regardless of region or nationality, South Korea will quarantine all visitors from abroad for two weeks. If they do not have a place to stay in the country, they will be quarantined for two weeks at facilities provided by the South Korean government, and the cost will be borne by the visitor."
He explained the measures will effectively deter tourists coming to the country and
manage the growing imported cases.
On Sunday, South Korea reported 105 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed cases to 9,583, 5,033 cured and 152 deaths.
Of the new 105 cases, 41 involved entrants from overseas.
Imported cases now account for over 4-percent of the total confirmed cases in South Korea.