SEOUL: South Korea has recorded no domestic case of coronavirus epidemic since February.
South Korea largely managed to bring the coronavirus outbreak under control without major disruptions with a massive testing campaign and intensive contact tracing.
According to the South Korea Centre for Disease Control, the country recorded only four new imported cases. Only one death occurred earlier on Thursday from COVID-19, the centre stated.
There is a total number of 1,065 imported cases reported in the country. South Korea’s COVID-19 cases have been slowing in recent weeks after it recorded hundreds of new cases every day between late February and early March.
Despite the signs of a slowdown, local health authorities urged caution in the coming days, when people are expected to go on trips and visit relatives during a series of public holidays.
The health authorities concluded that no local transmission occurred from a parliamentary election that was held last month, where authorities took safety measures, including requiring voters to wear masks and plastic gloves when casting ballots.
There are more than 3 million cases of coronavirus infections globally, while the death toll had risen to 234,143, according to John Hopkins University.