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S. Korea reports 30 coronavirus cases, total at 10,480

TOKYO, April 11 (KUNA) -- South Korea reported 30 new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday in a sharp drop from February, bringing the nation's total infections to 10,480, according to Yonhap News Agency.
The death toll from the new coronavirus rose by three to 211, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun announced that the government will make self-isolation violators wear electronic wristbands since the number of cases of people breaching the self-quarantine in recent weeks has raised public concerns.
The Health authorities decided to start using the wristbands within two weeks but will ask the violators' permission before actually strapping such a device to their wrist since there is no legal ground to force people to wear it.
If people under self-isolation break quarantine rules, such as going outside without notice and not responding to health check calls, they will face legal actions and will be asked to wear the wristbands for the rest of their quarantine period, the public health agency added. (end) mk.aa