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New virus cases in 500s for 2nd day on Thursday
Updated: 2021-06-17 17:22:43 KST
South Korea's new COVID-19 cases on Thursday remained in the 500s for a second day as sporadic clusters continue nationwide.
According to health authorities, the country had 540 new cases and one more death, raising the death toll to 1,994.
With no significant signs of a let-up in recent case numbers, the current social distancing scheme is set to be extended until July 4th.
But if the current trends continue, then measures should be eased soon after that.
Reporter : claudiakim@arirang.com