Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said Sunday that authorities have found 62 virus clusters in the past two weeks. South Korea added 230 more virus cases on Tuesday, raising the country’s total to 28,998, including 494 deaths. The road rules The country had been praised for its response to the pandemic including aggressive testing and contact tracing, but has struggled to contain small cluster outbreaks, with daily cases hovering around 100 in recent weeks. 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All rights reserved. Reynolds signed a proclamation Monday requiring that everyone over 2 years old wear masks when in indoor public spaces. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting that "Our anti-coronavirus efforts are facing a crisis, and the situation is particularly serious in the Seoul metropolitan area," according to Reuters. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said it was necessary to adjust the distancing rules for two weeks to prevent a spread of the virus across the country. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson has begun a new late-stage trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this time on a two-dose regimen. He belonged to South Korea. Sign up for the ST Asian Insider newsletter to get exclusive insights into Asia from our network of overseas correspondents. Other improved conditions have been reported within South Korea. People caught without masks in public venues, including nightclubs, malls, theme parks and hair salons, face fines of up to 100,000 won (S$121), while the operators of those places could pay up to three million won in fines. Critics have repeatedly challenged the government’s coronavirus figures as an undercount. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, How Indigenous people are reclaiming their lands -- and their sovereignty, American people do not want Big Tech filtering what they hear, read: Sen. Blackburn. SPH Digital News / Copyright © 2020 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co. Regn. Up to 150 people will be allowed at weddings, funerals or indoor religious services. The city has suspended classes and shut public venues, telling residents to not gather for dinner banquets. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Parts of Southern Ontario, including Toronto, entered the strictest phase of Canada’s tiered system of restrictions on Monday. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is imposing stricter social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area to fight a coronavirus resurgence, as the country registered more than 300 new cases for the fifth straight day. (ANI/Sputnik). But health experts say the numbers in the capital have come down because fewer tests were conducted over the weekend. Some say the government should have offered to pay for cancellations, or stepped up PCR testing instead, if the goal is to keep the economy going amid a pandemic. A flurry of criticism from opposition legislators and the public has slammed the government for being too slow in halting its “GoTo” tourism campaign, which encouraged travel and dining out with discounts. The Health Ministry on Tuesday also reported 449 new fatalities, raising the overall death toll to 130,519. Residents of South Australia emerged from a state-wide lockdown at midnight Saturday, and are now able to visit bars and restaurants in groups of up to 10 and host gatherings up of to 50 people with social distancing. The gift link for this subscriber-only article has expired. Local authorities in Shanghai found one more case Saturday after testing 15,416 people following recent locally transmitted cases. Korea is a truly fascinating country, and I defy anyone to spend time here and not fall in love with it. Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this publishing house. There have been 16,251 confirmed cases from the two clusters. South Korea currently has among the longest military service periods in the world, ranked behind Israel, Singapore, and North Korea. South Korea’s daily caseload rose above 300 for five straight days before dropping to 271 on Monday. Sri Lanka has seen a fresh outbreak of the virus since last month, when two clusters — one centered at a garment factory and the other at a fish market — emerged in the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs. Kim Reynolds has dropped her opposition to a statewide mandate for mask use to combat the spread of the coronavirus. That study is being conducted in the U.S., plus Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain and the UK — locations chosen because they have a high incidence of COVID-19 and can start testing quickly. France is the second European country, after Denmark, to cull farmed mink because of the virus. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday scrapped the campaign, but only after many people had already made travel reservations for a three-day Thanksgiving weekend in Japan. — South Australia and Victoria states eased COVID-19 restrictions Sunday as Australia heads into summer in a better position to fight the virus. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Sri Lankan prisons are highly congested, with more than 26,000 inmates crowded in facilities with a total capacity of 10,000. It’s been testing a one-dose regimen in a 60,000-person trial that began in late September and has enrolled nearly 10,000 volunteers so far. Another important area is the Civil Execution Act first enacted in 2002 as a separate act. An empty shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. In the last 10 days, there have been fewer than 50,000 new cases every day. Until recently there was little English literature written about Korean civil procedure. South Korea’s daily caseload rose above 300 for five straight days before dropping to 271 on Monday. Other entertainment businesses will have to reduce the occupancy to one person per 4 square meters (43 square feet).Rallies and demonstrations, as well as "high-risk" mass assembly such as where people sing or chant, will be limited to 100 people.Businesses and rally organizers violating the new social distancing regulations will be fined 3 million won ($2,700), while people not wearing masks in public will face an up to 100,000-won fine.The new rules will take effect in Gwangju beginning from Thursday and in Incheon beginning from Monday for an initial period of two weeks.The daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases in South Korea had kept between 60-150 since mid-October, but spiked almost threefold over the past several days. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. ANI - South Korea's capital region, Gwangju City toughen social distancing rules, , south korea, coronavirus, COVID-19, Restrictions, Social Distancing The city reported 3,797 new coronavirus cases and 99 fatalities in the past 24 hours, fewer than last week’s daily average of nearly 7,000 cases. He said the toughened distancing guidelines in the Seoul area will be enforced for two weeks starting Tuesday.