S. Korea to extend COVID-19 restrictions amid virus surge

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South Korea said Friday it will extend restrictions on dining and private gatherings for two weeks amid an ongoing surge in coronavirus cases. The country reported 269 new cases of the Omicron variant for the previous day, a record-high, bringing the total to 894. Among them, 186 cases were imported and 83 locally transmitted, Yonhap News Agency reported. Under the extended curbs until mid-January, restaurants must close at 9 p.m. and private gatherings are limited to no more than four people. The South Korean government also said it will oblige department stores and large retailers to require…

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