And now to the coronavirus situation in the country: South Korea reported 4-hundred-97 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a slight drop from yesterday's tally.
479 were locally transmitted and 18 were from overseas.
This now brings the country's total to nearly 77-thousand.
More infections connected to a Christian missionary school in Daejeon have been confirmed with 340 people testing positive so far.
The South Korean government plans to make an announcement over the weekend on whether to extend or ease the current Level 2.5 social distancing measures for the greater Seoul area.