South Korea on Friday ordered the closure of thousands of after-school academies and imposed restrictions on cafes and restaurants as coronavirus infections continued to soar despite 12 days of more intensive distancing measures.South Korea imposed level two restrictions in the greater Seoul area on August 16 and on Sunday expanded those measures to the rest of the country.Indoor gatherings of 50 or more and outdoor gatherings of 100 or more outdoors have consequently been banned. “High-risk”…