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South Korea has extended Covid-19 social distancing rules on Friday for an additional two weeks as Omicron variant infections soar, including a 9 p.m. curfew for restaurants and a six-person limit on private gatherings, Reuters reports.
The restrictions were due to end on Sunday but South Korea’s prime minister, Kim Boo-kyum, said the extension was necessary to slow the spread of Omicron amid fears the Lunar New Year holiday, which ended on Wednesday, may have fuelled infections.