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More than 24,000 anonymous members of the Itaewon nightclub group in South Korea were positive

People wearing face masks wait to take a test for the new coronavirus at a testing facility in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. (Yun Tae-hyun/Yonhap via AP)

In South Korea, an additional 29 people were infected with new pneumonia, of which 26 were local cases, 3 were imported from abroad, a total of 10,091 cases, the death toll increased to 260, and more than 9,700 people recovered. The mayor of Seoul said that more than 20,000 people have been tested in response to the infection of nightclubs in Itaewon, and some anonymous test results were positive.

The Itaewon nightclub infection group continues to increase, with a total of 122 cases, of which 70 are in Seoul, accounting for more than half. A 25-year-old cram teacher in Seoul, who was diagnosed and concealed his occupation after the outbreak of Itaew Hospital, caused a large number of students to be infected and the number of confirmed cases continued to increase. The latest diagnoses include an 18-year-old high school student in Incheon City and his mom. The authorities continue to track down other close contacts. The Incheon municipal government plans to bring criminal charges against the teacher.

Local officials criticized that if he disclosed his occupation as early as possible, he could prevent collective infection.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-chun said that more than 24,000 people have been tested in response to the infection in the nightclubs in Itaewon. After the anonymous test was carried out, the number of people who received the virus test increased by 8 times. He revealed that some anonymous test results were positive, but The municipal government has no intention to disclose relevant data.

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