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South Korea sets a record for COVID cases for the third consecutive year

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South Korea reported 1,378 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday. This was a record high for the third consecutive day as we prepared to impose the highest level of curb in the metropolitan area next week.

The country was previously favored as a model for the fight against pandemics. The public followed mainly social distances and other rules, but it was late to start deploying the vaccine due to lack of supply.

More than 1,000 new cases have occurred in the capital Seoul and its surrounding areas, where about half of South Korea’s population lives.

Recently, school, office, Shopping mall, People in their 20s and 30s (most of whom are not yet eligible for vaccination) are increasing in number.

According to the country, only about 11 percent of the country’s 52 million population is fully vaccinated. Health authorities..

Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom said on Friday that the record surge in new cases forced authorities to implement the highest level of curb.

After 6 pm, rallies of more than one person will be banned and the school will be closed under the new restrictions of coming into effect on Monday and lasting two weeks.

Bars and clubs will be closed, but cafes and restaurants have limited seating and no meal service is allowed after 10pm.


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