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S. Korea returns to stricter disease prevention measures: Analysis Updated: 2021-12-03 17:05:54 KST

Having seen a spike in COVID-19 cases recently, South Korea is going back to stricter disease-prevention measures.
For more, we have Professor Lee Han-sung from Severance Hospital.
Professor Lee, thanks for joining us.

South Korea is adding thousands of COVID-19 cases every day, with around 5-thousand cases a day for the past three days.
What's your assessment of the virus situation?

Starting next week, the government will apply "vaccine passes" to restaurants and cafes and restrict the number of people who can meet for private gatherings.
It looks like these stricter measures are inevitable right now?

What about people who did not or could not get their vaccine shots?

There are growing concerns about the possible spread of the Omicron variant within local communities.
What do you recommend people and the authorities do to prevent further spread?

We still know little about the variant, but do you have any updates on Omicron?
What's the difference between Omicron and the Delta variant?

Professor Lee Han-sung at Severance Hospital. Thank you for your insights.
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