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Over 900 new coronavirus cases in S. Korea

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SEOUL, 27th December, 2020 (WAM/Reuters) — South Korea reported 970 new coronavirus cases for Saturday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Sunday, bringing the national tally to 56,872 cases.

That is the smallest in five days but still not far off from the record 1,241 infections logged on Friday.

The agency also reported 808 new deaths.

The government plans to hold a meeting on Sunday when it may tighten distancing rules to the toughest level for the greater Seoul area.

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