, Dec 5 () –
South Korean authorities have again notified more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 this Sunday, a day after the Asian country confirmed its worst number of infections since the start of the pandemic with 5,352 positives in a single day.
The South Korean agency for disease control has updated the official balance with 5,128 more cases, to a total of 473,034. Until this Sunday, 12 cases of the omicron variant had already been confirmed, which has led the Government to tighten the restrictions as of this Monday.
Seoul, with 2,022 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, has broken its record of daily positives and is of particular concern about mounting hospital pressure. The number of seriously ill patients on Saturday surpassed 750 throughout the country, while the death toll amounts to 3,852, 43 more than the previous day.
From Monday until January 2, private meetings will be limited to a maximum of six people in Seoul and those who visit places considered high risk, including bars and gyms, must present a certificate showing that they have been vaccinated. or a negative test for COVID-19.
As of December 16, travelers arriving from other countries will have to keep quarantine for ten days, regardless of whether they have the full vaccination schedule or not.