Today, the highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases is in the early 5,000 range and 700 cases in severe condition.

Jeon Hae-cheol, the 2nd deputy head of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters (Minister of Public Administration and Security), said at a meeting of the main headquarters of the country this morning, “The number of confirmed cases today will reach the low 5,000 range.” It is a situation where the utilization rate of hospital beds is increasing and waiting for allocation is increasing mainly in the metropolitan area.”

The government plans to secure more than 1,300 additional beds by mid-December. “We will increase the efficiency of bed operation by classifying beds according to the severity of patients,” said Jeon.

For home care workers, more than 190 ‘managed medical institutions’ are operating nationwide to perform health monitoring and non-face-to-face treatment and prescription functions.

We plan to designate and operate infectious disease hospitals and respiratory clinics as short-term and outpatient treatment centers so that patients can receive necessary treatment if symptoms change during home treatment or if they want.

Former 2nd Vice-Chairman said, “We will take all-out measures to block the influx of the Omicron mutant virus.” “We will establish and operate a ‘pan-government joint task force’ in which 11 ministries, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Welfare, and the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) participate, and establish a rapid quarantine strategy. We will quickly promote strict control of overseas arrivals and the development of PCR analysis methods to check for infection.”

The government is also considering strengthening quarantine measures, such as reducing the number of private gatherings in the metropolitan area, reducing the number of people visiting restaurants and cafes without vaccination, and expanding the target of the quarantine pass.

“I will discuss it through the Daily Recovery Support Committee this week and inform the public of the results,” said the former second vice president.

In order to increase the completion of inoculation and booster vaccination for those who have not been vaccinated, the government has improved the inoculation to take place within 2 days after the reservation, and made it possible to inoculate on-site without prior reservation. We plan to expand group vaccinations at school level through ‘visiting vaccinations’ for adolescents.

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