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New cases above 700 for 2nd day as vaccinations again set to gather pace
New cases above 700 for 2nd day as vaccinations again set to gather pace
Social affairs
South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed above 700 for the second day on Friday as the country's vaccination campaign is again set to gather pace with more shipments of vaccines amid tight supply. The country reported 747 more COVID-19 cases, including 729 local infections, raising the total caseload to 130,380, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. Daily infections continued to rise this week, jumping to 715 cases on Thursday from 635 Wednesday, 511 Tuesday and
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 Gyeonggi Gov. Lee beats former prosecutor general for 1st time in hypothetical presidential race: poll
Gyeonggi Gov. Lee beats former prosecutor general for 1st time in hypothetical presidential race: poll
Politics
Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung has overtaken Yoon Seok-youl, the former prosecutor general, for the first time in a hypothetical two-way presidential hopeful poll released Friday. In a survey conducted by Gallup Korea on 1,007 adults nationwide from Tuesday to Wednesday, 42 percent picked Gov. Lee, affiliated with the ruling Democratic Party (DP), as their favored candidate for the next presidential election slated for March 2022. Yoon, who has led the presidential hopefuls' race in various pol
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