People wearing protective face masks walk through the Itaewon district in Seoul. Photo: Bloomberg People wearing protective face masks walk through the Itaewon district in Seoul. Photo: Bloomberg
People wearing protective face masks walk through the Itaewon district in Seoul. Photo: Bloomberg

South Korea LGBT stigma complicates coronavirus testing as new cases rise

  • A new outbreak linked to clubs popular with the gay community in central Seoul’s Itaewon district is challenging South Korea’s gradual reopening
  • Authorities are trying to contact 3,000 patrons but hostility against members of the LGBT community could make them reluctant to come forward

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People wearing protective face masks walk through the Itaewon district in Seoul. Photo: Bloomberg People wearing protective face masks walk through the Itaewon district in Seoul. Photo: Bloomberg
People wearing protective face masks walk through the Itaewon district in Seoul. Photo: Bloomberg
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