The number of confirmed cases in South Korea hit a record high for the sixth consecutive day, causing traffic jams on highways as people returned home for the Lunar New Year holiday

2022-05-04 0 By

South Korea entered the second day of the Spring Festival holiday on January 30, the Yonhap News Agency reported.Traffic on expressways across the country is expected to peak in the afternoon.Meanwhile, the number of new COVID-19 cases in South Korea hit a record high for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday.The Korea Highway Corporation estimated that 4.47 million vehicles will travel nationwide, 430,000 out of the metropolitan area, and 370,000 into the city.Traffic on expressways will peak at 4 to 5 p.m., and the traffic congestion will subside after 7 to 8 p.m.The South Korean government has urged people to avoid travel as far as possible as the Omicron variant is rampant.South Korea’s Central Epidemic Control Headquarters said Monday that 17,532 new COVID-19 cases were reported as of midnight on Monday, bringing the total number of new cases to 828,637, the highest daily number for six consecutive days.