In South Korea, the number of infected people continues to increase due to the influence of the new coronavirus Omicron strain, and the government has announced that it will inoculate people at high risk of aggravation for the fourth time.

Infection with the mutant virus Omicron strain is spreading in South Korea, and according to health authorities, the number of people infected with the new coronavirus confirmed on the 13th was 54,619, reaching the 50,000 level for 5 consecutive days. rice field.

In South Korea, 57.3% of people have completed the third vaccination so far, but the government said that the number of infected people is increasing due to the passage of time after completing the additional vaccination on the 14th, 4th. Announced that the second vaccination will be given.

Approximately 1.8 million people, including inpatients and medical staff, are targeted, as well as those who are at high risk of becoming more severe, such as those who have had an underlying disease more than 4 months after the additional vaccination. So, at medical institutions where the vaccine remains, it is possible to inoculate from the 14th.

On the other hand, as the number of infected people increases rapidly, the Korean government is trying to reduce the burden on the medical field by narrowing down the target to those who are 60 years old or older and those who are positive for the antigen test for the PCR test that has been done free of charge. The government is faced with a difficult response due to the shortage of antigen test kits in various places.