South Korea’s capital ordered masks to be worn in both indoor and outdoor public places for the first time.
In May, the city government ordered that masks be worn on public transport and in taxis, but a recent spike in cases has health officials worried that the country may need to impose its highest level of physical distancing – phase three.
Under the category, schools and businesses will be urged to close inflicting more damage on Asia’s fourth-largest economy.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 266 new cases as of midnight on Sunday, down from 397 a day earlier but another in more than a week of triple-digit daily increases.
Overall, South Korea has reported 17,665 coronavirus cases and 309 deaths.