4/13/2020, 8:30 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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S. Korea considers easing social distancing rules

South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Monday that the country is considering easing its social distancing rules as the number of new coronavirus cases continues to decline.

Chung noted the government will consider experts' opinion on the matter before making any decision as lifting restrictions too early could cause more harm than good. "Any hasty move to reduce the intensity of the campaign may force us to pay an irreversible price. We may not be able to return to the previous normal life for a long time," he warned.

The current coronavirus measures, which ban mass gatherings in confined places and urge people to stay home, are set to expire on April 19. Earlier, South Korean health authorities said that the number of new daily COVID-19 cases in the country dropped to the lowest level since February.

Breaking the News / NP