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Subject COVID-19 Updates in Korea (May 7)
Date 2020-05-07 14:12 Hit 1803
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A Message from AOCE-SICEM 2020 regarding the current COVID-19 situation in South Korea

Dear Participants,

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee of AOCE-SICEM 2020 would like to update participants on the latest situation in South Korea.

The Situation in South Korea:
On May 7, the number of new virus infections has stayed low for weeks in South Korea. The South Korean government will further relax social distancing rules starting on May 6, allowing a phased reopening of businesses, as the nation has largely managed to bring the coronavirus outbreak under control. Under the new quarantine “everyday life quarantine” scheme starting on Wednesday (May 6), schools, workplaces and public facilities can return to normal routines.

The government reports 4 new daily cases on average of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 10,810 (as of May 7). Of the country’s total cases, 9,419 people have recovered, which is over 87% of the total number of confirmed cases.

Actions for those from overseas:
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the control tower for disease control spearheads the response, assists stronger quarantine inspection measures for overseas travelers. Beginning on April 1, the Korean government imposes a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all passengers irrespective of their country of departure. We, the organizing committee expect the nation’s immigration regulations to become loose within several months as confirmed COVID-19 cases have dropped sharply in South Korea and other countries have also seen the curve start to flatten. Considering this trend, we believe that the mandatory quarantine will be eased after summer, making it possible for AOCE-SICEM 2020 to take place successfully in October.

For the latest COVID-19 news and information in South Korea, please visit the Ministry of Health and Welfare website. (LINK)

Hopefully, the COVID-19 pandemic will end soon so that we can enhance our professional network and global cooperation. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you to AOCE-SICEM 2020 later this year.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We wish for your safety and health.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Eun Jig Lee
Congress President