S.Korea hits new COVID-19 record, halts quarantine exemptions to block Omicron

S.Korea hits new COVID-19 record, halts quarantine exemptions to block Omicron

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12/2/2021 5:00:00 AM

S.Korea hits new COVID -19 record, halts quarantine exemptions to block Omicron

South Korea's daily coronavirus case numbers rose to a new high on Thursday, as authorities halted quarantine exemptions for fully vaccinated inbound travellers for two weeks in a bid to fend off the Omicron variant.

People wait in a line to undergo coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at its testing site in central Seoul, South Korea, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSEOUL, Dec 2 (Reuters) - South Korea's daily coronavirus case numbers rose to a new high on Thursday, as authorities halted quarantine exemptions for fully vaccinated inbound travellers for two weeks in a bid to fend off the

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 5,266 cases for Wednesday, a day after the daily tally rose above 5,000 for the first time amid concerns over a sharp rise in patients with severe symptoms.RegisterThe government is restricting arrivals from eight countries including South Africa, where the variant was first identified. It will now add Nigeria to the list, effective Friday, while suspending direct flights from Ethiopia starting Saturday, the KDCA said.

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Get vaccinated, and nothing changed. Get vaccinated again, and nothing would change. nice

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Just be careful...Also DONT PANIC the DRS in SO AFRICA have stated that OMICRON is far less severe then delta causing few if any hospitalizations & it has been around longer than thought & is now DOMINANT STRAIN. That could be good.

Do Current COVID-19 Tests Still Detect Omicron?Here’s how the current COVID -19 tests, whether they’re done by a lab or at-home, work against the latest variant At least they can't blame the unvaccinbated as the ones bringing it are travellers and the unvaccinated can't travel , only those vaccinated can with passports need to focus on immutable sites to kill the virus and avoid variants. Enzc already done it and they have the cure