South Korea extends Covid curbs far and wide as new cases spike to record
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South Korea extends Covid curbs far and wide as new cases spike to record

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July 14, 2021

South Korea tightened social distancing rules across most of the country on Wednesday to tackle its worst-ever outbreak of coronavirus a day after new cases soared to a new daily peak of 1,615.


New Delhi, 14  July 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express,  The latest daily tally easily surpassed the previous record of 1,378 set last Friday, adding to growing worries centred on the rapid spread of the more contagious Delta variant and a slowing vaccination campaign. Clusters of infections have sprung up quickly around the capital Seoul and neighbouring areas fuelled by the Delta variant, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said from Thursday the government would tighten distancing rules across most of the country, with the exception of some southern regions, to Level 2 on a four-level scale. Under Level 2, gatherings of more than eight people are banned, and restaurants and bars must close by midnight.

Source -indianexpress.com

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