Prime Minister Chung Sky-kyun
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has stressed the government's zero tolerance stance towards people who do not follow self-isolation rules.
Chung issued a strong warning on Thursday as some arrivals from Europe and the United States have not abided by two-week self-isolation guidance, fueling concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in local communities.
During a pan-government meeting, Chung said complaints should be filed against those who violate the rules without legitimate reasons and deportations ordered in the case of foreigners.
The prime minister also called on local governments to step up monitoring and tracking of all returnees and visitors who should be in self-isolation.
South Korea has required all arrivals from Europe and the U.S. to undergo stricter quarantine procedures and to self-isolate for 14 days due to spikes in imported cases.■
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