Corona severe cases increase for 3 consecutive weeks… “Temporary suspension of contact visits”

The government plans to strengthen the management of high-risk groups… 25% of the additional vaccination rate for seniors over 60 years of age
“All schools in the metropolitan area are back to school, so school facilities are fully quarantined”

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[아시아경제 임철영 기자] The government has decided to strengthen the management of high-risk groups as the number of cases of severe COVID-19 per day for the past week has increased for three consecutive weeks from the first week of November to 498.

On the 22nd, Jeon Jeon-cheol, the 2nd deputy head of the Central Disaster and Safety Headquarters (Minister of Public Administration and Security), said, “The average number of patients with severe cases per week has been increasing for three consecutive weeks from the first week of November. Koreans make up 78.9% of the total, and the booster vaccination rate for over 7.2 million people, including the elderly over 60, high-risk groups, and immunocompromised subjects, who are subject to booster vaccination, is about 25%.”

Jeon also said that he would expand the booster vaccination to reduce the number of seriously ill patients. “As the number of critically ill patients and the average bed utilization rate are increasing, the government will make every effort to secure beds and secure medical personnel, while reducing the number of seriously ill patients as much as possible by expanding booster vaccinations for high-risk groups,” he explained.

He continued, “We will increase the consent rate for booster vaccination by actively encouraging residents of nursing hospitals and facilities, where immunity is clearly showing signs of weakening after completion of vaccination. We will support you as much as possible,” he added.

In addition, it has decided to temporarily suspend vaccination visits. Deputy Director Jeon said, “We will stop the contact visits allowed only for those who have completed vaccinations and implement thorough management of compliance with quarantine rules through the ‘Convalescent Hospital Responsibility System’, which matches officials in charge of each nursing hospital one-to-one.” said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director Jeon said that he would do everything possible to quarantine school facilities as all schools in the metropolitan area are back to school.

He said, “The government will make full use of the 1,800 quarantine personnel who applied to over 600 overcrowded schools in the metropolitan area to ensure that school facilities are fully quarantined,” he said. Regarding this, we will strengthen safety management activities such as after-school life guidance by operating the ‘School Life Prevention Guidance and Inspection Team’ by the end of the year, in which about 1,300 people, including local governments, offices of education, and parents, participate.”

He added, “We will expand the ‘preemptive COVID-19 testing mobile sample team’ operating in six cities and provinces, including Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, by the end of the year to increase the convenience of testing for students and to detect confirmed cases early.


By Lim Cheol-young, staff reporter [email protected]


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