Medical workers wearing protective gears work at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP
Medical workers wearing protective gears work at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP

How South Korea’s early coronavirus success left it struggling to contain latest wave

  • This new wave is more persistent and widespread than any of the previous surges, and has led to an unprecedented spike in deaths
  • Unlike previous waves of infections, the current surge of cases is being driven by smaller clusters at places like restaurants and offices, which are harder to trace

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical workers wearing protective gears work at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP
Medical workers wearing protective gears work at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP
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