South Korea’s PM warns of a COVID-19 outbreak as cases soar

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South Korea's PM warns of a COVID-19 outbreak as cases soar

 BeijingSOUTH KOREA: Each day’s COVID For the first time in the past two months, the number of infections in South Korea has surpassed 40,000, and the government has issued a warning about a possible five-fold increase in the months ahead.

Han Duck-soo, the prime minister of South Korea, informed a government COVID-19 reaction meeting that between mid-August and late September, the number of daily infections could rise to as many as 200,000.

According to figures released on Wednesday (Jul 13), the number of 40,266 is the highest since 43,908 people were counted on May 11, which was an increase of 8%.

The last time this number reached 200,000 per day was in April.

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There will be a second booster shot available to those in their 50s and those with pre-existing conditions, according to Han.

Only those over the age of 60 were allowed to participate. However, just 32 percent of those who received a fourth shot chose to do so.

Most of South Korea’s pandemic restrictions, including the requirement to wear an outdoor mask, were lifted in May as cases decreased after reaching a high of 600,000 a day in mid-March.

There are no urgent plans to reintroduce limitations on COVID-19, but the government does not rule them out if the situation changes significantly, Han added.

He said that anyone infected with COVID-19 must be quarantined for seven days.

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