SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Tuesday reported its lowest day by day improve in coronavirus circumstances since Feb. 18, persevering with a downward pattern because the nation restarts skilled sports activities and prepares to reopen faculties.
South Korea’s Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention on Tuesday reported three recent infections and two extra virus-related deaths, bringing nationwide totals to 10,804 circumstances and 254 fatalities.
After reporting round 500 new circumstances day by day in early March, infections have slowed over the previous month amid tightened border controls and waning transmissions within the worst-hit metropolis of Daegu, which reported zero new circumstances on Tuesday.
Well being authorities nonetheless elevate concern over a broader “quiet unfold” and plan antibody assessments to learn the way widespread the virus is.
Amid the slowing caseload, officers have relaxed social distancing pointers and determined to reopen faculties in phased steps, beginning with highschool seniors on Could 13.
South Korea’s skilled baseball league will start its new season with out followers within the stands on Tuesday, whereas the professional soccer league will kick off underneath comparable situations on Friday.