After mounting a campaign of tracing and testing to blunt an initial wave of coronavirus infections in February and March, South Korea has seen smaller but persistent outbreaks as it has lifted some social distancing restrictions in recent weeks.
Health authorities had recorded 79 new coronavirus infections nationwide the day before, the highest increase in nearly two months, lifting the total number of infections to 11,344.
"We plan to discuss measures for logistics centers run by online retailers and inspect them", he said during an interagency meeting.
Park said public facilities, including museums and art galleries in the Seoul metropolitan area, will be closed through June 14.
On Thursday, the government tightened quarantine measures in the capital area over the next two weeks as part of efforts to fend off additional infections in the densely-populated area where half of the country's population lives.
However, the country faced a serious setback earlier this month after a cluster that emerged in the capital's Itaewon nightclub district triggered a new round of infections. A day earlier the country had recorded 19 new cases.
As of midnight on Thursday, the KCDC reported 58 new cases, bringing the country's total to 11,402, with 269 deaths.
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The division pressured that the brand new tally included even probably the most "controversial, debatable" instances. In 360 of those cases, the virus exacerbated a patient's underlying health complications, officials said .
South Korea's robust programme of testing earlier this year was credited with helping keep the number of deaths comparatively low in a global pandemic that has now killed more than 350,000 people. More than two million children returned to class yesterday, the latest in a phased opening of schools.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety must approve the import but a government panel concluded remdesivir showed positive results, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) Director Jeong Eun-kyeong said.
Jeong Eun-kyeong, the KCDC director, said the country may need to step up its restrictions again as it had become increasingly hard for health workers to track transmissions amid increasing public activity. "The number of people or locations we have to trace are increasing geometrically", she said.
The center was closed Monday and is undergoing the strongest disinfection measures recommended by authorities.
South Korea has reimplemented lockdown restrictions after seeing its biggest spike in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days.
Bucheon city officials announced a return to intensive social distancing, which means closure of places of worship, sport fixtures and other public facilities.
"As soon as the employee's diagnosis was confirmed, Coupang sent home and self-quarantined employees who had contact with the employee", the company said in a statement.