Fashions carrying a colorful vary of face masks walked a runway Friday in South Korea’s capital. The place well-being authorities are scrambling to stem an increase in coronavirus infections as folks more and more enterprise out in public.

Lim Yeon-hee, the chief organizer of the Seoul trend present, mentioned she hoped to create a cheerful vibe after the nation went via months of grueling anti-virus campaigns.

“Your entire world is in a tricky state of affairs as a consequence of COVID-19,” mentioned Lim, carrying a glittering pink mask matching the type of her out-sized fedora.

A model presents a creation during a fashion show, wearing a mask as a measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea July 24, 2020.

A mannequin presents a creation throughout a trend present, carrying masks as a measure to keep away from the unfold of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) in Seoul, South Korea, July 24, 2020. ( REUTERS )

“Along with financial stoop, actions in tradition, arts, and sports activities have additionally been lowered. … We should all work collectively to beat the disaster.”


Comparable mask-themed trend reveals have been held in main cities akin to Paris and Shanghai.

South Korea’s Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention reported 41 newly confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 earlier Friday, bringing the national caseload to 13,979, together with 298 deaths.

Models wearing masks take part in a mask fashion show in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020.

Fashions carrying masks participate in a masks trend present in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. ( AP )

The nation has been reporting 20 to 60 new circumstances per day since easing social distancing measures in early Could. Many of the infections have come from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan space, the place about half of South Korea’s 51 million folks stay.

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