China News Service, December 2nd. According to Yonhap News Agency, in order to prevent the spread of the Omi Keron mutant of the new crown virus, on the 1st local time, the Korean Central Anti-epidemic Countermeasures Headquarters decided that from the 3rd to the 16th, all persons entering Korea, regardless of Nationality and whether the full course of COVID-19 vaccination has been completed must undergo a 10-day quarantine.

Data map: Tips for maintaining social distancing at Incheon Airport, South Korea.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zeng Nai

  According to the report, specific measures include that Korean returnees and foreigners living in South Korea for a long time need to be isolated at home for 10 days and undergo a total of 3 new coronavirus nucleic acid tests before entry, on the first day of entry, and before the end of the quarantine.

For short-term foreigners, they need to be quarantined for 10 days in temporary living facilities provided by the Korean government.

  In addition, the South Korean government decided to list Nigeria as a key epidemic prevention country and a high-risk country from midnight local time on the 3rd, and exclude it from the list of countries exempted from quarantine.

  The report pointed out that the South Korean government has considered that people living in 9 African countries including South Africa and Botswana can only fly directly to South Korea from Ethiopia. Therefore, the government has decided to suspend direct flights three times a week from the 4th to the 17th. flight.

However, irregular flights between the two countries will be arranged to help local South Korean citizens return home safely.

  On the 1st, South Korea’s inter-departmental COVID-19 mutant response team held its first meeting. The meeting decided that in the future, all entry personnel will be tested for COVID-19 mutants. If there is a suspected Omiike infection in the community When Rong is infected, additional testing will be carried out.

  The team also stipulated that close contacts of Omi Keron's confirmed case will also be quarantined at home, and the quarantine period will be extended from 10 days to 14 days.

The confirmed cases of Omi Keron will be treated in hospitals and living treatment facilities.

  As previously reported, on the evening of the 1st, the South Korean epidemic prevention department stated that South Korea had found 5 confirmed cases of new crown infection with Omi Keron.