In South Korea, the violence of the new coronavirus has not subsided, and the situation is worsening, such as the fire in rural areas. A department store in Seoul, where nearly 100 employees were infected, has resumed operations under strict infection prevention measures such as verifying the identity of customers. The number of newly infected people in South Korea announced on the 13th was 1,150, exceeding 1,000 for a week in a row. The center of infection is still in the metropolitan area such as Seoul, but it has spread to rural areas as more than 100 people have been confirmed to be infected in Gwangju in the southwest. The Korean government expects that the number of newly infected people will increase to more than 2,300 due to the effects of the Delta strain virus.