Officials Raise Restrictions In Seoul Amid Another Wave Of COVID-19 Infections

Posted by on July 9, 2021 4:55 am
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A medical staffer wearing protective gear gestures after getting a swab from a visitor to test for Covid-19 at a temporary testing station outside the City Hall in Seoul in December 2020. Despite early successes last year in controlling the pandemic, South Korea Friday announced it would raise restrictions in the capital region to the highest level, as a fourth wave of infections is gaining speed.

On Friday, South Korea registered more than 1,300 coronavirus cases — breaking records for a second day in a row. Residents of the capital region are driving the surge.

(Image credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)

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