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New virus cases near 400, stricter nationwide antivirus curbs in offing
New virus cases near 400, stricter nationwide antivirus curbs in offing
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The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea reached nearly 400 on Wednesday on account of sporadic cluster infections across the country, prompting health authorities to consider imposing tougher antivirus curbs nationwide. The country added 382 more COVID-19 cases, including 363 local infections, raising the total caseload to 31,745, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). The daily caseload has stayed in the triple digits since Nov. 8, with the figure ove
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