New cases there surged from 66 a day from Aug. 9 to 15 to over 240 a day during Aug. 23 to 29. Across the country the number was over 300 per day last week. But acting Seoul Mayor Suh Jung-hyup asked the capital’s 10 million residents to “freeze” their activities as much as possible until Sept. 6. Coffee and other franchise outlets can only offer takeaways. Restaurants and food trucks must close at 9 p.m. Jeju Island has banned gatherings of more than three people.