South Korea's daily COVID-19 caseload for Tuesday was over 2-thousand again a relatively high number for a Tuesday, which usually has a lower caseload due to fewer tests being done over the weekend.
However, with the vaccination rate on the rise, the government has hinted at easing measures as a growing number of citizens and experts say such strong restrictions are now doing more harm than good.
For more, we have our Kim Do-yeon at the News Center.
Mark there were 2,2-hundred-89 cases reported on Tuesday, of which all but 19 were locally transmitted.
This is the highest number for a Tuesday, 560 more than the previous record last week.
Despite the apparent surge as you said, the government is looking to start easing some measures.
Take a listen to what Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum had to say a short while ago.
"I, along with the Minister of SMEs and other government officials, had a meeting with small business owners. They expressed deep pain, saying they are barely surviving each day, and asked for a prompt easing of virus prevention measures. As experts agree, taking steps to normalcy is a direction we must take."
The current measures will be expiring this week.
On Friday, the government will be giving details on how restrictions will look like starting next week.
NOW GOING BACK TO CURRENT CONDITIONS infections are being reported nationwide as the proportion of cases from outside the capital region now accounts for nearly 30 percent of the new cases up from 20 percent a week ago.
The rise in that proportion while the nationwide tally grows as well shows that infections outside the capital region are growing at a fast pace.