The country, which in February was one of the most important centers of contamination in the world, is considered as a model in the fight against the virus.

Lhe South Korea recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases on Monday in more than a month due to an outbreak in a nightlife district in Seoul. This resurgence of cases comes at a time when many European countries are starting a gradual deconfinement of the population.

The country, which in February was one of the most important centers of contamination in the world, is considered as a model in the fight against the virus.

Life had started to resume its course since last week but, this weekend, Seoul, the neighboring province of Gyeonggi and the nearby town of Incheon ordered the closure of clubs and bars, the authorities feared a second wave of contaminations.

This resurgence of cases comes at a time when many European countries are starting a gradual deconfinement of the population.

South Korea counted 35 new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of Covid-19 positive people to 10,909, according to the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

In the past twelve days, the country had recorded a single-digit increase in the number of cases for eight days.

Monday morning, 85 infected people have a link with a 29-year-old man who tested positive after having visited five clubs and bars in Itaewon, one of the trendy districts of Seoul, in early May, the mayor of the capital, Park Won-tweeted .

City authorities have called on everyone who has visited the area in the past two weeks to be screened.

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