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Coronavirus: South Korea axes quarantine exemptions to tackle Omicron; Australia says no evidence new strain is deadlier

South Korea’s daily record of coronavirus cases reached a fresh high on Thursday, as authorities halted quarantine exemptions for fully vaccinated inbound travellers for two weeks in a bid to fend off the Omicron variant.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 5,266 cases for Wednesday, a day after the daily tally rose above 5,000 for the first time amid concerns over a sharp rise in patients with severe symptoms.South Korea will require a 10-day quarantine for all…

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