Korea reported a new record number of daily Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, despite the capital area being under the strongest level of social distancing measures for over a week.
The government’s top disease official says Korea has entered a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and its daily infection count could top 2,000 if the situation gets worse.
With new coronavirus cases shooting above 1,000 Wednesday — Korea's second-largest number ever in a single day — health authorities decided to extend the current social distancing rules in Seoul, Gyeonggi and Incheon by another week.
People coming from India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and 17 other countries where Covid-19 cases are surging will not be allowed to skip the 14-day quarantine in Korea — even if they are fully vaccinated.
With the country set to ease virus restrictions this Thursday, the average daily Covid-19 cases in Korea increased on week by more than 10 percent last week — of which, most of the infected were younger people in their 20s.
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Korea won’t change its social distancing policy over fears of coronavirus variants such as the Delta variant, which is believed to be more contagious.
While the government announced that people vaccinated abroad will no longer have to undergo 14-day quarantines from July, concerns are growing as Britain and India, where the highly contagious Delta variant from India is quickly spreading, have ...
Health authorities confirmed a total of four "breakthrough" infections, or a fully vaccinated person catching the coronavirus — two of which were asymptomatic.
Korea plans to provide support to India, including oxygen concentrators and Covid-19 diagnostic kits, as the country is experiencing the world's worst Covid-19 outbreaks with more than 350,000 daily new infections.