South Korea announces no new Covid-19 cases for the second day in a row on Tuesday as the country prepares to ease social distancing rules.

  • In a phase called “everyday life quarantine”, the country is preparing to ease social distancing rules and reopen schools and facilities including gyms, nightclubs, museums, and places of worship.
  • The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported three additional imported cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 10,804.
  • Vice health minister Kim Gang-lip said, “Transitioning into everyday social distancing measures does not mean we will be going back to pre-COVID-19 days. However, we are making new norms and a new culture. It is about guaranteeing social and economic activities while individuals and society as a whole become responsible agents of this infection and quarantine.”
  • South Korea was the first country after China to see widespread local transmission of the coronavirus.