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South Korea reports over 1,000 new coronavirus cases as third wave intensifies

South Korea reported 1,030 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, the second daily record in a row as the country which had initial success controlling Covid-19 now battles a harsh third wave.Of the new cases, 1,002 were locally transmitted, with 70 per cent from the greater Seoul area.It brings the total to 42,766 infections with 580 deaths, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said.Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Saturday said tightening social distancing restrictions to the nation…

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