South Korea Holds Parliamentary Elections During Coronavirus Outbreak

A large number of people headed to the polls in South Korea on Wednesday, making it the highest turnout reported in almost three decades despite the coronavirus pandemic.

South Korea’s National Election Commission said more than 17.2 million individuals voted Wednesday. The voters are wearing plastic gloves and mask in order to protect them against the spread of coronavirus.

Exit polls indicated that South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s ruling party is projected to win the parliamentary elections, which are being closely watched worldwide. Full results are expected on Thursday.

In the U.S., the COVID-19 outbreak has caused delays for presidential primary elections and are still deciding whether to proceed with their scheduled votes.