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S. Korea reports 746 new cases of COVID-19 on Tue. Updated: 2021-07-06 08:52:45 KST

South Korea's prime minister held a meeting this morning to discuss special virus prevention measures in the capital region.
One of the measures discussed was for the government to strengthen measures for business owners in the greater capital area by implementing a one strike policy.
For more we have our Bae Eun-ji on the line.
Eun-ji, give us the details.


Sure, Mok-yeon.
At a meeting held about two hours ago, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum announced stern measures against those in violation of social distancing rules.
Starting July 8th, if an owner is found violating the rule, even if it's just once their business will have to shut down for 10 days.

"This means one strike, and you're out. It's a very strong policy that can have your business shut down for 10 days."

His remarks come as Delta variant cases spike in the capital region.
He added that he understands the difficulty that small business owners are going through, but asked for cooperation in fighting the pandemic in order to get back to normal.
He also raised concerns about young people spreading the virus as 3 out of 10 people infected are in their 20s.
Meanwhile, the country saw another high number of cases on Tuesday reporting 746 infections.
Of the 690 locally transmitted cases, most of them came from Seoul and its surrounding areas.
At least 23 people were infected at an elementary school in Incheon raising concerns of more clusters.
That's all I have at this hour, but I'll be back with more updates in a later newscast.
Back to you, Mok-yeon.
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