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S. Korea reports 61 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, below 100 for third straight day Updated: 2020-09-22 17:09:35 KST

South Korea reported 61 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, marking the third straight day with fewer than one-hundred.
51 were local transmissions while 10 were from overseas.
The nation's total currently stands at 23-thousand one-hundred-six.
But Tuesday's tally is the lowest in over a month, as the country had been seeing triple digits since August 14th.

Health authorities say the latest virus outbreak appears to be stabilizingbecause of the county's strict social distancing measures.
And that a so-called 'twindemic' - a simultaneous outbreak of the flu amid the COVID-19 pandemic - can be controlled.
However, ahead of the upcoming Chuseok holiday, health authorities also warn against complacency, saying that infections can occur at any point.

"We advise people to stay home and refrain from visiting family and relatives during the Chuseok holidays. This is for the safety of the elderly and those most vulnerable to the virus."

Speaking to reporters at Cheong Wa Dae, President Moon Jae-in said he will deal with those who hamper the nation's fight against COVID-19 sternly.
And that unauthorized street rallies and the spreading of fake news will not be tolerated. His remarks come with demonstrations scheduled to take place during Chuseok.

Meanwhile, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has tested negative for COVID-19.
Chung received a coronavirus test on Tuesday after one of his close aides was confirmed to have the virus earlier in the day.
The Prime Minister will resume official duties again starting Wednesday.
Min Suk-hyen, Arirang News.
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