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South Korea drops proof of vaccine, test

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AP) – South Korea will no longer require people to show proof of vaccination or negative tests to enter any indoor space starting today, removing a key preventive measure during a fast-developing Omicron surge that’s elevating hospitalisations and deaths.

The Health Ministry’s announcement yesterday came as the country set another one-day record in COVID-19 deaths with 114, breaking the previous high of 112 set on Saturday. More than 710 COVID-19 patients were in critical or serious conditions, up from 200-300 in mid-February, while nearly half of the country’s intensive care units designated for COVID-19 were occupied.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin