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South Korea launches new system for diagnosing and treating COVID-19

27.01.2022 58 просмотров

Initially, the new system will be used in four regions of the country with the maximum distribution of the omicron strain.


new system for diagnosing and treating coronavirus infection began to be applied on Wednesday in the Republic of Korea. According to the National Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, the goal of the new measures is to stop the spread of the omicron strain of coronavirus, which has become dominant in the country. - rapid tests for antigens. The quarantine period for fully vaccinated COVID-19 patients has been reduced from ten to seven days.

Initially, the new system will be applied in four regions of the country with the maximum prevalence of the omicron strain: Jeolla-nam-do province, Gwangju city, Pyeongtaek and Anseong, Gyeonggi Province. From January 29, it will spread throughout the country.

According to the Office for Disease Control and Prevention, 13,012 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the country on January 25. This is the highest number since the first patient with covid was detected in South Korea on January 20, 2020. Compared to last week, the growth is more than threefold, due to the rapid spread of the new Omicron strain.

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