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new confirmed cases was maintained at 4,000, the number of confirmed cases imported from overseas recorded the highest number for two days in a row. While most of them are presumed to be infected with the Omicron mutation, the government has decided to strengthen quarantine measures such as prohibiting people from entering the country from using public transportation. Tomorrow (14th), a plan to adjust the distance will also be announced, and it seems that the current state will be maintained until the Lunar New Year holiday.

This is reporter Jung Da-eun.


The number of confirmed cases imported from overseas stood at 391, a record high.

There were 265 confirmed cases from the US, and nearly 50 of them were attendees at the electronics show held in the US last week at CES.

The number of confirmed cases attending CES has risen to 119.

Recently, as the detection rate of Omicron in the United States has reached 98.3%, it is estimated that most of them are infected with Omicron.

The quarantine authorities requested that CES participants work from home for 10 days even if the test result was negative.

As concerns about the influx of Omicron mutations grow, the management of inbound travelers is further strengthened.

From the 20th, all inbound travelers must take a quarantine bus, quarantine train, or quarantine taxi when exiting the airport.

This is to prevent further transmission through public transportation.

Own vehicles are allowed.

The standard for submitting a PCR negative confirmation will also be reduced from 72 hours before the departure date to 48 hours.

Yesterday, the number of new confirmed cases was maintained at 4,000 for two days in a row, and quarantine authorities predicted that Omicron's share would exceed 50% in the next 1-2 weeks and then explode like other countries.

[Kim Ki-Nam / Head of Vaccination Planning Division, Vaccination Promotion Division: (Japan) recently increased 16-fold from 516 on January 3 to 8,144 on January 10 in just a week.

We believe that the outbreak of Omicron is the biggest reason.]

Tomorrow, the government will announce a plan to adjust the distance, including quarantine measures for the Lunar New Year holiday, and a plan to reorganize the quarantine system to respond to Omicron.

The current social distancing is expected to be extended by about two weeks.

The government also said that the quarantine pass adjustment plan will be decided after observing the final judgment of the court.

(Video coverage: Kim Min-cheol, Video editing: Kim Jong-mi)