If Seoul falls, the country falls

South Korea’s national police agency has deployed some 8,500 officers (link in Korean) nationwide, in a race against time to identify people who visited nightlife venues in Seoul after the emergence of a cluster of Covid-19 cases linked to a man who went clubbing there. In a sign of how urgent the situation is, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon issued a stark warning yesterday: “If Seoul falls, the country falls.” MORE