Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

BANGKOK (AP) — Areas around the South Korean capital are moving to curb large gatherings and officials are urging churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus once again increased. The densely populated Seoul metropolitan area was home to all but one of the 38 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hundreds of recent cases have been linked to workplaces, including call centers and a massive warehouse operated by local e-commerce giant Coupang, which officials say failed to properly enforce preventive measures and distance between workers. At least two dozen cases have been linked to churches near Seoul.