SEOUL – South Korea has called on Japan to allow necessary visits by traders as Tokyo is set to tighten access to curb the spread of the deadly virus, the Foreign Ministry said. 19

Kim Jung-han, director-general of Asian and Pacific Affairs, made the call during a video clip with his Japanese counterpart Shigeki Takizaki when Tokyo was set to enforce a ban on foreign entry from the country. Forty-nine more territories, including South Korea and the United States, begin this Friday.

"The Director General stressed the need for a balanced approach to the humanitarian purpose and necessary visits by our businessmen, in spite of stronger anti-infection measures," the ministry said in a statement. By ”
By Chhouk Bora