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Seoul city to extend COVID-19 test hours amid rapid virus spread

A medical worker sterilizes a screening station for COVID-19 in southern Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap)
A medical worker sterilizes a screening station for COVID-19 in southern Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap)
The Seoul city government said Tuesday it will extend the opening hours of public coronavirus test centers until 9 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends.

Park Yoo-mi, a disease control official at the city government, told a virtual press briefing that the extended hours will help expand testing amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the greater Seoul area.

She also said the city will reinstall drive-thru test centers as part of the effort.

Seoul reported 214 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, the sixth straight day of more than 200 infections a day, including a record high of 295. (Yonhap)
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