• Seoul Mayor Urges Itaewon Club Visitors To Get Tested For Virus

Residents in Seoul’s Yongsan District line up to get tested for the novel coronavirus.
Residents in Seoul’s Yongsan District line up to get tested for the novel coronavirus.
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon says the city government is working with police to track down everyone that visited clubs in Itaewon earlier this month that were visited by a man who tested positive for COVID-19.

In an interview on Monday with TBS FM's “Kim OuJoon's News Factory," Park said the city is cooperating with local police to find those who have been unreachable.

He explained that they are reviewing CCTV footage and credit card records to track down all club and bargoers who may have been exposed to the virus.

The capital region is on high alert due to a cluster of novel coronavirus cases linked to clubs in the popular international district.

As of Sunday, Seoul city is said to have reached around 2,400 of the 5,500 people it believes were at the clubs on the night of May 1 to early May 2.

Mayor Park urged Itaewon visitors to quickly get tested for the coronavirus, regardless of whether or not they visited the clubs in question, stressing that they can receive free diagnostic tests without question.

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