Coronavirus: South Korea extends curbs ahead of Lunar New Year to stem Omicron wave


South Korea will extend tougher social distancing rules for three more weeks amid concerns over a looming wave of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant especially ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, officials said on Friday.The curbs were restored a month ago just six weeks after being eased under a “living with Covid-19” scheme, as record-breaking numbers of new cases and critically ill patients threatened to saturate the country’s medical system.Daily tallies have dropped since,…

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