South Koreans are proving their commitment to democracy – heading to the polls amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The two days of early voting ahead of the parliamentary elections next Wednesday have seen a record turn-out.

All voters must have their temperatures checked, and wear masks and gloves before casting their votes.

South Korea recorded 27 new cases on Friday, bringing the total tally to 10,450. The death toll also rose by four to 208 according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But the city of Daegu, which was the epicentre of the country’s Covid-19 crisis, has reported no new cases of the virus for the first time.