SEOUL: South Korea’s new daily COVID-19 cases topped 100,000 for the first time amid an Omicron outbreak, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency stated on Friday (Feb 18), although deaths have remained comparatively low within the extremely vaccinated nation.
Authorities introduced on Friday they might barely ease a curfew on companies from 9pm to 10pm, however retain different measures akin to a six-person cap on non-public gatherings, a seven-day quarantine for worldwide arrivals, masks mandates in public areas, and vaccine passes for a spread of companies.
The measures could be in place till at the very least Mar 13, officers stated, after the Mar 9 presidential election.
As cases have surged, South Korea has scaled again the monitoring, tracing, and quarantining technique that helped it hold earlier waves in examine.
Now folks with few or no signs are being handled at residence quite than well being services, and solely folks in precedence teams get quick entry to free PCR assessments.
Others should first take a fast antigen take a look at for quicker preliminary analysis.