300 drones flew over Seoul to thank front line workers and encourage coronavirus prevention measures

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The National Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transportation coordinated a 10-minute synchronized light show that lit up the night sky over the Han River in the country’s capital, Seoul, on July 4.

The drones were used to create images of medical workers wearing protective equipment as well as images of hand washing, people wearing masks and people socially distancing themselves from each other.

To prevent large crowds from gathering to watch the show, the light show was not announced in advance.

While South Korea is often cited as an example of a country acting quickly to contain the spread of Covid-19, new clusters have emerged in the country.

South Korea reported on Saturday 63 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, of which 36 are locally transmitted and 27 are imported, said Kwon Joon-wook, deputy director of the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a briefing.Among cluster infections, 25 cases are linked to an apartment in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi, 16 cases are linked to an indoor gym that an apartment resident had visited, 61 cases are linked to a temple in Gwangju and 24 at a church in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province.

“A mutated coronavirus has been detected in South Korea and an epidemic investigation team has been dispatched to Gwangju. It is worrying that the virus appears to be spreading faster than previous cases in Daegu and North Gyeongsang province, “said Kwon.

So far, South Korea has had 13,244 cases with 11,970 people released from quarantine, 989 people currently in quarantine and 285 deaths, according to the country’s CDC.

This story has been updated

CNN’s Hande Atay Alam contributed to this report.

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