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S. Korea reports 627 new infections on Saturday; stricter distancing rules remain in place Updated: 2021-05-01 14:55:02 KST

South Korea recorded 627 new COVID-19 cases today, due to sporadic cluster infections nationwide.
Infections have continued to arise at small gatherings, workplaces, schools, and bars.
The cases were mostly concentrated in capital areas, Seoul and Gyeonggi-do Province.
The government announced yesterday that it will extend stricter social distancing rules for another three weeks until May 23rd.
As of Saturday, over 259-thousand more people were given their first vaccine shots.
That brings the total tally to over 3-million.
On the same day, almost 700 new suspected post-vaccination adverse reaction cases were reported.
Among them, nine were severe cases, while the others experienced light symptoms, including headaches.
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