South Korea is closing nightclubs and churches and is canceling professional sports and large social gatherings after an increase in COVID-19 infections, AP reports.The state of play: Health Minister Park Neung-hoo enacted the new rules on Saturday after 332 new cases were confirmed. To date, South Korea has recorded 17,002 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. Most of the outbreak is centralized in Seoul, but it is spreading to major cities across the country. South Korea has always been one of the strictest countries when it comes to COVID-19 precautions.
- Seoul was placed under stricter lockdown rules earlier this week.