S. Korea requires QR tracing at high-risk places

  • Visitors ride a boat at the ancient village in Gubei Water Town, a popular tourist spot in Beijing, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. With declining virus case numbers, many tourism places and businesses in the capital city are gradually open to visitors and residents go about their usual activities. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 as officials began requiring nightclubs, karaoke rooms and gyms to register their customers with smartphone QR codes so they could be easily located when needed.