Tag Archives: South Korea Covid-19

From South Korea to Singapore, Omicron wave pushes cases to record highs

Major Asian economies, including South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia, have seen a rapid increase in coronavirus cases as the highly infectious Omicron variant continues to tear through the region.South Korea on Wednesday reported a daily record of 90,443 new Covid-19 cases, marking a drastic surge from 57,177 a day before …

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Korea’s daily cases hit new high; Auckland Lantern Festival cancelled

South Korea’s daily count of new coronavirus cases topped 8,000 for the first time on Tuesday, as the highly infectious Omicron variant, which became dominant last week, spreads rapidly despite the recent extension of strict social-distancing rules to slow infection.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 8,571 cases for …

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South Korea to use facial recognition tech to track Covid-19 cases

South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the coronavirus, despite concerns about the invasion of privacy.The nationally funded project in Bucheon, one of the country’s most densely populated cities …

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