[Seoul Yonhap News]On the 9th, the Korean government discussed the level of infection prevention measures “securing social distance” in the metropolitan area (Seoul City, Gyeonggi Province, Incheon City) where the infection of the new coronavirus is rapidly expanding. , The results will be announced on the same day. It is expected that the new social distance securing system, which has been reorganized into the 1st to 4th stages, will be raised to the 4th stage, which is the highest level. The results of the talks will be announced at a press conference by Minister of Health and Welfare Kwon Dok-chul at 11:00 am. The discussion was not planned from the beginning, and it was decided to hold it in a hurry because the number of newly infected people exceeds 1,000 every day. The government initially planned to apply the second stage of the new system to the metropolitan area from the 1st of this month, but it has maintained the existing second stage due to the rapid increase in the number of newly infected people. If raised to the fourth stage, private gatherings of three or more people after 6 pm will be prohibited, and events such as briefing sessions and commemorative ceremonies will be prohibited. Meetings and events other than one-person demonstrations are totally prohibited, and only relatives are allowed to attend weddings and funerals. According to the Central Epidemic Prevention Headquarters, the average number of newly infected people in the metropolitan area in the last week as of midnight on the 8th was about 692 people per day, and the application standard for the third stage (500 people or more). Although it is within (less than 1000), it is expected that the application standard of the 4th stage (1000 or more) will be reached if 1000 or more newly infected persons are confirmed in the next few days. In addition, according to the standards applied to the city of Seoul, more than 389 people are in the 4th stage, and the average number of people per day is already 387, so it is expected that the number will be raised to the 4th stage on the 9th.