Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday
it is in the midst of a “second wave” of novel coronavirus infections
focused around its densely populated capital, stemming from a holiday in
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) had previously said South Korea’s first wave had never really ended.
But on Monday, KCDC director Jeong Eun-kyeong said it had become clear that a holiday weekend in early May marked the beginning of a new wave of infections focused in the greater Seoul area, which had previously seen few cases.