S.Korea turns to self treatment as Omicron fuels soaring COVID-19 cases

S.Korea turns to self treatment as Omicron fuels soaring COVID-19 cases
# 10 February 2022 06:30 (UTC +04:00)

South Korea launched a self-treatment scheme for patients with mild coronavirus symptoms in order to free up medical resources for more serious cases, as new infections hit a fresh high on Thursday due to the fast spreading Omicron variant, APA reports quoting Reuters.

South Korea has largely been a COVID-19 mitigation success story, thanks to aggressive testing and tracing, social distancing and mask wearing.

But as the highly infectious but less deadly Omicron variant began spreading, the government this month started to shift its strategy away from testing and tracing and towards self-monitoring, diagnosis and at-home treatment.

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