UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The petition on the site of the presidential administration of South Korea for the ban on entry into the country from all areas of the PRC because of the coronavirus scored more than 760 thousand signatures per day.
The petition was uploaded to the presidential administration’s website on Sunday and urges the government to ban foreigners from all parts of China, not just Hubei. Its author pointed out that the coronavirus in the country continues to spread rapidly, and that “even North Korea has denied entry to Chinese citizens.”
According to the law, with the number of signatures more than 200 thousand, the presidential administration is obliged to provide an answer on a problematic issue.
Earlier, South Korea raised the level of the epidemiological threat from the third “orange” to the fourth “red” level. Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kim Gan Nip said that the government has no plans to impose additional restrictions on entry into the country for foreign citizens, in addition to the existing restrictions for those who visited the Chinese province of Hubei.
Another petition for the forced dissolution of the Shincheonji religious sect, whose members contributed to a sharp increase in coronavirus infected, in two days gained more than 550 thousand signatures.
The number of coronavirus infected in South Korea has reached 833 people. Seven patients died, 22 patients recovered, analyzes of 11 631 people still in work. Two patients are in critical condition, another 14 are on mechanical ventilation. Five of the dead were associated with the Tenham County Hospital in the city of Chondo near Daegu.
The city of Daegu accounts for the majority of the total number of infected in the country – 483 cases. South Korean airlines began to temporarily cancel flights to and from the city. It was in Daegu that the 61-year-old South Korean woman, whose infection was later confirmed, at one time refused to pass the coronavirus test, since she had never traveled to China. Already being sick, she visited the parish of the Church of Jesus of Shincheonji cult in Daegu, unwittingly spreading the virus among thousands of parishioners. In total, more than 450 cases of coronavirus infection are already associated with this sect.
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