South Korea sets new infection record for second day

Source: The Hill | December 2, 2021 | Monique Beals

South Korea on Thursday surpassed its daily record for COVID-19 infections for the second consecutive day with more than 5,200 new cases.

The latest uptick in infections, though driven by the delta variant, comes as South Korea has detected its first five cases of omicron. Those cases were linked to arrivals from Nigeria, The Associated Press reported. 

Now, the country will require anyone arriving from an international destination to undergo a 10-day quarantine regardless of their nationality or vaccination status.

On Sunday, South Korea prohibited short-term international travelers from eight southern African nations, including South Africa, from entering the country. Those rules will also apply to foreigners arriving from Nigeria, the AP added.


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