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

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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