Here are today’s COVID-19 stats issued by Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency for Nov.
23, 2020. (Info in English: ncov.mohw.go.kr/en)
– There are currently seven COVID-19 patients being treated at the special negative pressure ward of Jeju National University Hospital. Many of these patients traveled to the Seoul area prior to their diagnosis.
– Health officials said that out of the current total of 66 COVID-19 patients listed for the island, 26, or 39.4%, had visited Seoul or other areas of Korea prior to contracting the virus.
In related news:
– The Seoul Metropolitan Area has seen spikes in COVID-19 infections recently. Officials have now announced they have raised the social distancing tier from Level 1.5 to Level 2, a stage deemed “the stage of regional spread”. At Level 2, there can be no events with over 100 people. Restaurants must shut their dining rooms at 9 p.m., though takeout is allowed. Nightclubs and bars with dance areas are closed. Nonessential outdoor gatherings are discouraged.
-Jeju Island remains at Level 1, but officials here are closely watching the situation on the ground.
Related: [Notice] Korea adopts new 5-tier social distancing system
– Since Nov. 13, individuals who fail to wear protective masks (KF 94, KF 80, KF-AD, surgical and cotton) in businesses, public facilities, buses, etc., will be issued a fine of 100,000 won. Businesses will also be subject to fines of 1.5 to 3 million won in cases of non-compliance.
Please help us keep Jeju Island safe for everyone. Thank you!
• For all your Jeju travel and safety information: www.visitjeju.net