People queue to take PCR tests at a Covid-19 testing centre in Seoul on December 8, 2021. Photo: AFP
People queue to take PCR tests at a Covid-19 testing centre in Seoul on December 8, 2021. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: South Korea’s new cases top 7,000 for first time; Japan patients recover in robot-staffed hotels

  • Hospital capacity is under strain as deaths and severe cases rise after Seoul began to ease curbs under its ‘living with Covid-19’ scheme
  • Elsewhere, coronavirus patients in Japan are able to book into robot-staffed hotels to isolate; while scientists have developed glowing masks to detect coronavirus

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People queue to take PCR tests at a Covid-19 testing centre in Seoul on December 8, 2021. Photo: AFP
People queue to take PCR tests at a Covid-19 testing centre in Seoul on December 8, 2021. Photo: AFP
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