Seoul officials ordered all bars and nightclubs closed after as many as 40 new COVID-19 cases were linked to them
- Bars and nightclubs in Seoul, South Korea, the nation’s capital city were ordered closed indefinitely Saturday after a COVID-19 outbreak was linked to them, The New York Times reported.
- Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon said as many as 40 new cases could be traced to nightclubs in the city, though another official cited 27 cases.
- On Wednesday a man diagnosed with COVID-19 said he had visited three nightclubs in the Itaewon area of the city.
- Residents earlier this week had been encouraged to begin returning to their daily lives as schools, concert venues, and libraries prepare to open within the coming weeks.
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The city of Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday ordered all bars and nightclubs in the city shut down indefinitely just three days after people in the city were told to begin “a new daily life with Covid-19.”
According to a report from The New York Times, the closure comes after a 29-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after he visited three nightclubs in the Itaewon area in the city last weekend. As of Saturday, officials said they were tracking down more than 7,000 people who had visited five nightclubs …continued .
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