South Korea tightens coronavirus restrictions as cases surge to nine-month high


South Korea will impose heightened social distancing rules for the capital Seoul and surrounding areas, health officials said on Sunday, as authorities struggle to contain the nation’s largest wave of coronavirus infections in nine months.The decision comes after the government implemented unprecedented measures on Saturday in a country that had seen initial success through aggressive contact tracing and other steps.“The situation in the greater Seoul area is serious,” Prime Minister Chung Sye…

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