S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases fall below 20,000 on Sunday
Updated: 2022-05-22 12:33:39 KST
South Korea's new COVID-19 cases have fallen below 20-thousand for the first time in six days.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 19,298 new infections on Sunday, bringing the total number since the start of the pandemic to almost 18 million.
But new cases have been steadily falling now for weeks, even with the end of social distancing.
Starting tomorrow, travelers arriving in South Korea will no longer have to submit a PCR test, but can provide a rapid antigen test instead.
It has to have been done by a medical professional no more than 24 hours prior to arrival in Korea, which is a shorter timeframe than the rule on PCR tests, which have to be done no more than 48 hours before.