South Korea has declared a “special care zone” around a second city hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.
Same day, Thursday, the US military confirmed two new cases of the virus among relatives of its troops in South Korea.
The East Asian country is currently battling the biggest Covid-19 outbreak outside China.
On Wednesday, Australia became the latest country to impose travel restrictions on South Koreans. About 100 nations have so far restricted arrivals from that country.
South Korea reported 760 new coronavirus cases on Thursday for a total of 6,088.
The authorities there declared a “special care zone” around Gyeongsan, a city of about 275,000 people 250 kilometres southeast of the national capital, Seoul, promising extra resources such as face masks.
Gyeongsan has seen a jump in cases in recent days, many of them linked to a fringe Christian group at the center of South Korea’s outbreak. Similar zones have been declared around neighboring Daegu city and Cheongdo County.