The first confirmed COVID-19 case was reported on March 14, 2020 and the government was proactive in implementing substantial preventive measures at an early stage. As of mid-June and early August, preventive measures have been loosened to a large extent, and the country is now in the second of four stages of normalization. The loosenings lifted the stay-at-home order and closing of the airspace and allow businesses to reopen though some with capacity restrictions. As an additional preventive measures, movement between districts within the country remains restricted and the use of masks in public is being more tightly enforced. Rates of daily new cases have declined steeply since July.