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S. Korea’s New COVID-19 Cases Hit 17-week Low as Omicron Wave Recedes

S. Korea’s New COVID-19 Cases Hit 17-week Low as Omicron Wave Recedes

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s new COVID-19 cases fell to a 17-week low Monday, as the omicron-driven surge has slowed in recent weeks. The country added 9,975 new infections, including 17 cases from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 17,967,672, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. Monday’s tally dropped [...]

Seoul to Phase Out Residential COVID-19 Treatment Centers by End-May

Seoul to Phase Out Residential COVID-19 Treatment Centers by End-May

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government will phase out all its residential COVID-19 treatment centers across the capital by the end of this month amid the receding of the pandemic, officials said. In their fight against COVID-19, Seoul and other regional governments operated residential treatment centers to quarantine and treat patients [...]

Gov’t Extends Mandatory Quarantine for COVID-19 Patients for 4 More Weeks

Gov’t Extends Mandatory Quarantine for COVID-19 Patients for 4 More Weeks

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will extend the current seven-day quarantine mandate for COVID-19 patients for four more weeks until June 20, Interior Minister Lee Sang-min said Friday. The current level of the virus spread is within the country’s capacity to manage, but infection concerns still linger, such as new virus variants [...]