Quarantine breakers to be given electronic tracking wristbands in South Korea


South Korea will strap electronic wristbands on those who have ignored home-quarantine orders starting next week, according to the country’s Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures headquarters. 

The so-called “Safety Band” will regulate the people violating self-isolation, South Korea’s Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said on Friday. Those who refuse to wear the bands after breaking quarantine will be sent to shelters where they will be asked to pay for accommodation, he said according to the Associated Press. 

South Korea has reported 10 new cases of the virus on Saturday — the eighth day in a row its daily jump was below 20. No new deaths were reported Saturday for the second straight day, according to South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The figures brought national totals to 10,718 cases and 240 deaths on Saturday. South Korea has largely managed to bring its epidemic under control due to an extensive testing campaign and intensive contact tracing.

Source : NBC News


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