South Korea Closes Nightclubs As Infections Spike
South Korea's capital of Seoul has closed down more than 2,100 nightclubs and bars after a spike in coronavirus cases as the country eased its lockdown measures. South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there were 18 new cases. All but one was linked to a man that had recently visited three clubs. Health officials say that number could go up as they scramble to contact nearly 2,000 people who visited the clubs and nearby venues.
■Class discussion: South Korea has been credited with significant success in containing the COVID-19 virus through extensive testing and social distancing. Are you surprised that coronavirus cases spiked after nightclubs reopened? Do you expect coronavirus cases and deaths will increase as states and other nations ease their lockdown measures? How much are deaths expected as the United States “reopens for business?” How many people should die to get millions of jobless Americans back to work?