There are 46,056 people currently self-quarantining in South Korea, according to the government.
This number is expected to double due to more people now returning to the country as the pandemic spreads globally, the government said. A health official said today that the government is capable of monitoring and managing the predicted increase.
Of the people currently self-quarantining, 75 have been reported for violating quarantine rules, the government said.
All foreign citizens arriving in South Korea are required to download a smartphone app that monitors their movements during quarantine in order to enter the country. It is not mandatory for South Korean nationals.
About 60% of citizens self-quarantining have also downloaded the app, the government said.