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Tighter quarantine needed even for vaccinated

Concerns are growing over the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 which has already become a dominant strain of the coronavirus. Worse still, two people were found infected with the new Delta plus variant even after they were fully vaccinated. Little has been known about Delta plus, yet it is feared to be more infectious than the Delta variant and far more difficult to bring under control.

Against this backdrop, the fourth wave of infections here is showing no signs of abating at all. The number of new daily infections surged to 1,725 Wednesday, up from the previous day's 1,202, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). The figure surpassed 1,700 for the first time in five days.

Since the Delta variant has........

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