South Korea raises Covid restrictions to highest level in Seoul

Posted by on July 8, 2021 10:25 pm
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Previously held up as a model of how to combat pandemic, country was slow to start vaccine rollout and is now reporting record daily cases

South Korea will raise coronavirus curbs to their highest level yet in the Seoul metropolitan area, prime minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Friday, warning that a record rise in new cases had reached “maximum crisis level”.

The country had previously been held up as a model of how to combat the pandemic, with the public largely following social distancing and other rules, but it was slow to start its vaccine rollout due to supply shortages.

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