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South Korea reports 5 Omicron coronavirus cases, orders people entering the country to quarantine for 10 days

Channel News Asia reported that South Korea reported its first five cases of COVID-19, the country’s ‘Omicron’ strain, on Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021, the same day they were. More than 5,000 coronavirus cases found in a single day for the first time Amid the rising number of severe cases

According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KCDA), a couple who have completed two doses of vaccination. was diagnosed with COVID-19 Omicron species After entering the country from Nigeria last week Two other family members and a friend were then diagnosed with the infection.

KCDA also announced new rules. To all travelers entering South Korea either a civilian or a foreigner Must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. whether vaccinated or not This measure will come into force on Friday, December 3, 2021, for two weeks.

Such measures stipulate that South Koreans and foreigners who are staying in the country for a long time will be allowed to self-quarantine at home Foreigners arriving for a short period are required to be detained at temporary detention centers allocated by the government.

South Korea reported 5123 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, although nearly 92 percent of the country’s population has completed two doses of the vaccine, while the number of seriously ill hospitalized cases has risen to 723. Seoul’s ICU beds are more than 90 percent full, but 842 patients are still waiting for admission to hospital.

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