COVID-19 cases continue to surge here in South Korea, with more than five-hundred new cases confirmed for the third day in a row.
The average number of daily local transmissions has remained consistently above four-hundred.
That's a reasonable number for the government to raise the social distancing level to two.five.
As concerns deepen over this third wave of infections, the government will decide how to readjust social distancing curbs on Sunday.
The move also comes after government and medical experts' warnings that the daily virus count could soar to a thousand next week.
The country added five-hundred and four new cases on Saturday, mostly from the greater Seoul area.