arirang mobile

All ships departing from Russia required to submit proof of negative COVID-19 test results starting Monday
Updated: 2020-08-03 10:12:19 KST
Now to the latest on the coronavirus front here in South Korea.
The government is scaling up its border control measures amid the steady inflow of imported cases.
Starting Monday, all ships departing from Russia will be required to submit proof of negative virus test results upon docking in South Korea.
That doesn't mean that South Korea has added Russia to the high-risk country list, but it's just a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of virus in port areas, as there have been many cases linked to Russian flagged ships in the southern port city of Busan.
Another group infection was spotted in Seoul, with no clear route of infection.
Nine new cases have been reported in central part of Seoul, the first such kind in about a week, with no definite route of infection, adding an extra headache for health authorities who are trying to track and trace the origin of the infection.
Reporter : ashin@arirang.co.kr