Asia&Pacific

Seoul sees third wave of COVID

10:39, 20 November 2020
Seoul sees third wave of COVID Photo: Simon Shin/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Seoul (South Korea) has entered a third wave of COVID-19 infections, Said Yoon Tae-ho, a representative of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, The Korea Herald reports.


The country reported 363 new coronavirus cases - 320 locally transmitted and 43 imported from overseas - in the last 24 hours.

We see that the third wave of infections is underway, following (the first wave) in February and March and (the second wave) in August in the Greater Seoul area, Yoon Tae-ho noted.

Unlike in the first wave and second wave of infections earlier this year, most of which had been traced to a few clusters, the third wave is driven by multiple, sporadic clusters of infections, which complicates health authorities’ tracing and testing efforts.

NEWS.ru earlier reported that some patients who recovered from coronavirus infection complain of tooth loss and gum disease, and many people face these problems for the first time.