S Korea fears Covid-19 infections getting out of control


Models wearing face masks prepare backstage prior to a mask fashion show at Gangnam district in Seoul on August 14, 2020 amid the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. - AFP

SEOUL, Aug 15 (AP): New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people.

Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases as of Saturday night.

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