South Korea rolled out widespread testing within days, swiftly launching an aggressive program to isolate confirmed cases and trace their contacts. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
Mayor Park Won-soon called the behaviour at the Sarang Jeil Church "unacceptable" and ordered its closure for two weeks after it held a service on Sunday, during which more than 2,000 people sat close to each other, some without masks. Over 102,000 have recovered, a lot of them in China.
The package, which is twice the size of previously announced, was unveiled by South Korean President Moon Jae-in at an emergency economic meeting, Reuters reported. South Korea has taken a series of measures to curb pressure on the country's economy including rate cut and an extra $9.12 billion budget and more dollar supplies.