The quarantine authorities evaluated that the’prohibition of meetings of more than 5 people’ was particularly effective in suppressing the third pandemic of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
At a regular briefing on the 14th, Kwon Joon-wook, head of the 2nd vice president of the Central Defense Countermeasures Headquarters, said, “By raising the level of’social distancing’, we have blocked group infection in multi-use facilities,” he said at a regular briefing on the 14th. Even without an upward adjustment, the Corona 19 has turned to a decline.
On the basis of that, the number of confirmed cases increased sharply even though the distance between the 3rd pandemic began in November of last year, but the measure was implemented in the metropolitan area on December 24 of the same year. I heard that the number of embroidery has decreased.
In fact, the’Infection Reproduction Index’, which indicates how many people around one confirmed person infect, was 1.28 in the week (12.13-20) just before the enforcement of the ban on meetings of 5 or more people, but dropped to 0.88 in the last week (1.3-10).
If this number exceeds 1, it means’proliferation of the pandemic’, and if it is less than 1, it means’inhibition of the pandemic’. The quarantine authorities are aiming to lower this number to less than 1.
Regarding the characteristics of the third pandemic, Kwon analyzed the characteristics of this third pandemic, “unlike the first and second outbreaks centered on large-scale group outbreaks, this time, small-scale infections spread throughout the country, showing a wide range of community infections.”
In fact, the rate of group outbreaks among new confirmed cases in October last year was 55.6%, which was more than half, but in December it was only 35.2%.
On the other hand, the percentage of confirmed cases infected by personal contact increased from 12.4% to 36.9% during the same period. The percentage of unidentified infection routes also rose from 12.4% to 24.7%.
However, the number of confirmed cases in indoor sports facilities (521 people in November → 355 people in December), academy (228 people → 183 people), and cafes (132 people → 16 people) declined due to the group ban and operation restrictions.
Deputy General Manager Kwon warned, “If distance distancing is eased, there are concerns about re-proliferation,” and warned that “the base of community infection is very wide, and there are seasonal factors with many indoor activities.”
He continued, “It is not forbidden to be vigilant or relaxed. The increasing trend of the tertiary epidemic lasted for almost a month and a half.” There will be.”
Deputy General Manager Kwon emphasized the importance of distancing, saying, “A certain level of distance must be maintained. There are also Lunar New Year holidays that can increase in time, and stable vaccinations must be prepared in February.”
It is known that the government has stepped up in the direction of extending the current distancing phase (the 2.5th phase of the metropolitan area, the second phase of the non-metropolitan area) and the ban on meetings of five or more people, which are scheduled to end on the 17th.
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