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S. Korea reports 532 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday Updated: 2021-04-19 09:58:44 KST

South Korea's daily COVID-19 tally was 532 on Monday dropping below 600 for the first time in five days, most likely due to fewer tests being conducted over the weekend.
All but 20 were locally transmitted.
The majority of those came from the greater Seoul area raising the caseload to more than 114-thousand.
Health authorities are on their toes as a sporadic cluster infections continue to pop up with nearly 40-percent of local infections reported outside the greater Seoul area.
In Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do Province 18 people tested positive at a local church.
Eleven cases were also confirmed among teachers and students at a kindergarten and a high school in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do Province.
Six cases at a sauna in Daegu and others from nearby companies.
Meanwhile, South Korea's National Police Agency said Monday that they found 3-hundred 70 cases, involving more than 2-thousand people, of virus prevention rules being violated over the past two weeks.
As a result, police will extend the inspection period for another week.
Health authorities are reviewing social distancing measures to possibly change business operating hours from 10 PM back to 9 PM if the situation worsens across the country.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.
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