This is your SeoulPodcast briefing for March 28th, 2020. I’m Joe McPherson.

  • COVID-19
    • Todays’ numbers
      • 146 new cases – up from 91 the day before
      • 9.478 confirmed cases total
      • 5 deaths. Total 144
      • 283 discharged. Total 4,811
        • Recovery rate tops 50%
      • Seoul – 18
      • Gyeonggi – 21
      • Daegu – 71
      • Imported – 24
KCDC Graph

Credit: KCDC

  • Jeju to File Suit Against Woman, Mother Infected with COVID-19
    • College student and her mother traveled to Jeju, violating the reommended quarantine
      • Entered Korea March 15
      • Went to Jeju March 20
      • Came back to Seoul
        • Mother tested positive on March 24
    • They were infected–daughter even had symptoms before going to Jeju
    • 38 people are now in quarantine
      • All places they’ve stayed at have been disinfected
  • Focus is now more on young people spreading the virus
    • PM is asking youth to not go clubbing (as if that would work)
  • More Drive-thru culture evolving

 

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