South Korea ready for coronavirus pandemic part two

Health authorities in South Korea said on Thursday that they would prepare medical resources for a possible second wave of the coronavirus infections this autumn and winter in conjunction with the flu season.

Yoon Tae-ho, an officer of disinfection at the Central Disaster Management headquarters, told a news conference that COVID-19 could highly likely spread again in conjunction with the flu season.

He said a massive cluster infection could possibly happen more harshly than what happened in Daegu.

Daegu, about 300 km southeast of the capital Seoul, became the epicentre of the viral spread in the country.

The number of infections in Daegu and its surrounding North Gyeongsang province accounted for nearly 80 percent of the total confirmed cases.

In the latest tally, South Korea reported eight more COVID-19 cases for the past 24 hours, raising the total number to 10,702.

The daily caseload stayed below 20 for the sixth straight day.

Experts have warned about the second wave of epidemic later this year.

This is based on the fact that no treatment nor vaccine has been developed.

Second, there is a low rate of population with antibodies.

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