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S. Korea reports 2,383 new COVID-19 cases on Monday Updated: 2021-09-27 17:04:28 KST

South Korea on Monday reported 2-thousand 3-hundred 83 new cases of COVID-19.
This was the highest recorded for a Monday since the pandemic began.
The proportion of cases from outside the capital region is rising once again, reaching 29%.

Authorities explained this was most likely due to many travelling across the country to visit their relatives during the Chuseok holidays.
They have also asked people to refrain from gathering or going to work or school if they have any symptoms.

President Moon Jae-in prioritized bringing down this uptick of cases from Chuseok.
Through the Blue House spokesperson on Monday, the President pledged to add fuel to the government's virus prevention efforts.

The President's comments came just days before authorities are set to announce new social distancing measures for October.
The current measures in place are set to end on October 3rd.
Authorities have hinted that new quarantine rules should be eased gradually, in consideration of COVID-19 continuing to linger despite high vaccination rates.

And according to the National Medical Center, almost 90 percent of 1-thousand 550 adults surveyed believe that COVID-19 cannot be completely eliminated.
Instead they agreed to the idea that it should be prevented through vaccinations like the flu.
As of Monday, more than 45 percent of the whole population have been fully vaccinated.
To bring up the vaccination rates, the government is set to review incentives for the vaccinated.
While doing so, they pledged to also find ways to protect the unvaccinated from catching the virus.
Shin Ye-eun, Arirang News.
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