In the Asian stock market on the 30th, selling orders spread due to concerns about the spread of a new mutant virus, and stock prices fell in many markets.

The closing prices of representative stock indexes in each region

fell by about 2.5% in Singapore,

by about 2.4% in South Korea, and by about 1.5% in

Hong Kong, respectively

, compared to the 29th


This is because infection with a new mutant virus, Omicron strain, has been confirmed in various parts of Europe, North America, Asia, etc., raising concerns about the spread of the infection.

"Some reports on the effectiveness of the vaccine against Omicron strains have led to a market with widespread sell orders. The market is becoming more sensitive to information such as infectivity and risk of aggravation," said a market source. I am.