October 23, 2021

UN Command suspends DMZ border tours as COVID cases spike in South Korea

Suspension of visits to Joint Security Area comes after two UNC members came in contact with infected ROK citizen

The United Nations Command (UNC) announced that it has temporarily suspended visits to the Joint Security Area (JSA) at the inter-Korean border on Wednesday, after two UNC members came into contact with a COVID-19 patient.

The announcement came as South Korea’s Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 1,212 more confirmed cases from the previous day, the most since last December. Health authorities warned in a briefing that the country appears to be approaching a “fourth wave” of the pandemic.