2020-08-02 (SUNDAY) | Jeju Olle Trail Daily Update

There are no guided walks or trail cleaning events until September

Today’s Olle Image

“Seopjikoji…” near Route 1 / 2. Uploaded by Newsis on July 31

Weather Summary

We have yet another high of 33°C with sunshine and some cloud. A gentle to moderate wind (5-4-3 m/s) is going to blow north and get weaker as the day continues.

Overall the HOT days are here to stay on the trail. It is not a great time to walk.

Sunrise: 05:48 // Sunset: 19:33

The PM 2.5 micro fine dust level is BAD to GOOD (07:00 KST)

The PM 10 fine dust level is NORMAL to GOOD (07:00 KST)

2020-08-02 NOTE: The data from Jeju’s fine dust monitoring stations contradict the national fine dust maps which show good air quality all day.

The UV level is VERY HIGH (early morning) / NORMAL (morning) / VERY HIGH (afternoon)

Please refer to the Jeju Environment Protection Research Center (http://air.jeju.go.kr/index.htm)

Air Korea (https://bit.ly/2taWZp5) has excellent maps showing the real-time influence of fine dust.

Ultraviolet index for South Korea and Jeju Island can be checked here.

Jeju Island News

Translated with Google Translate and edited for unclear meanings

96% decrease in foreign tourists after the visa-free system suspended due to Corona

Since the visa-free system was stopped to prevent the spread of Corona19, foreign tourists to Jeju have decreased significantly.

According to the Jeju Tourism Association, there were 34,000 foreign tourists who visited Jeju from February to last month, when the visa-free system was suspended, down 95.8% from the same period last year.

In the first half of this year, the number of Korean tourists decreased by 38.2% from last year, and it is estimated that the damage to the tourism industry will exceed 1.5 trillion won.

Source: https://jejumbc.com/article/9aIVxkVQdXM885C

Jeju Island’s 7th Wild Tick SFTS Patient

In Jeju, a patient with the 7th severe febrile thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) this year was infected with a wild tick.

According to Jeju Seogwipo City on the 31st a 61-year-old female who works in the beekeeping business, finished the beekeeping work a week ago and helped acquaintances work with citrus fruits.

Mr. A showed signs of reduced platelet and white blood cells and was tested for SFTS.

SFTS is a viral infection that usually shows high fever and digestive symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) after being bitten by a tick carrying the SFTS virus from April to November.

As there is no separate preventive vaccine, it is best to avoid getting bitten by mites during outdoor activities such as farming and hiking.

Source: https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20200731055100056?input=1195m

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