South Korea to lift THE obligatory quarantine for residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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South Korea said on Wednesday (Apr 28) it will offer some exemptions to mandatory quarantine measures for people who have been fully inoculated against COVID-19, in an effort to encourage more vaccinations.

South Korea has so far vaccinated 4 per cent of its 52 million population, but has set an ambitious target of giving shots to 70 per cent of its people by September and reaching herd immunity by November.

From May 5, residents who have had both coronavirus vaccine shots will not have to undergo the mandatory two-week quarantine for people who have been in contact with a confirmed patient or have returned from overseas travel, ​Yoon Tae-ho, a senior health ministry official, told a briefing.

The exemption will only apply to those with a negative COVID-19 test and who show no related symptoms.


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