Seoul, May 5 : South Korea registered just three cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours and none of these were locally transmitted declared the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on Tuesday. This is the second consecutive day when no domestically transmitted case was detected.
Yonhap quoted the KCDC saying that these three imported cases takes the total number of cases in South Korea to 10,804 since the start of the epidemic. Total number of people who have made recovery now stands at 9,283 while the country's death toll stands at 254, two more people succumbed to the ailment in the past 24 hours.
As the rate of spread of the disease has come down drastically, the far eastern nation has decided to relax the months long social distancing measures. Schools would start opening for students in phases starting next Wednesday (May 13), as the government plans to transform its social distancing measures to what it calls an "everyday-life quarantine scheme" this week. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo, however, cautioned the people that these moves do not mean an end of the outbreak and reminded them that from now on each and every person is responsible for his own hygiene. (UNI)