Every day, around 300 people who enter South Korea through Incheon International Airport show symptoms of the coronavirus.
Health authorities say among them, around 20 to 30 test positive for the virus.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases among recent arrivals, a mandatory 2 week self-quarantine on all entrants into the country, regardless of nationality or where they are arriving from, will be implemented starting from April.
It is estimated that a quarantine facility with around 2,000 rooms will be needed to accommodate foreigners that do not have a place of residence in South Korea.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun emphasized that the two-week self-quarantine should be strictly enforced.
He asked the Central Disease Control Headquarters to closely monitor Koreans who were returning after studying abroad so that they do not violate the guidelines.
Currently, around 14-thousand people in South Korea are in self-quarantine.
Health authorities say this is a manageable number for local governments, adding that the self-quarantine app is also helping monitor all those people.
Meanwhile, Daegu, the city with most confirmed cases in the country, reported a large cluster infection at Miju Hospital.
58 more people from this hospital tested positive on Monday, bringing the total number of infections at the hospital to 133.
"Among them, 127 are patients and 6 are workers.
Those who tested positive have been moved to a different hospital and Miju Hospital is rearranging rooms for the remaining patients to prevent further spread of the virus."
The first case in this hospital was reported last Thursday, a week after a nursing home in the same building reported a cluster infection.
Hong Yoo, Arirang News.