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No time for complacency

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Take tougher action against resurging virus

The resurging COVID-19 pandemic seems to be scoffing at the Moon Jae-in administration's efforts to ensure public health with expedient measures. Yet the government is still reluctant to take tougher action, raising concerns that the country's healthcare system could collapse.

The coronavirus situation is getting worse as the number of daily new infections stood at 7,102 Thursday, increasing the total caseload to 496,584. The figure stayed above 7,000 for the second straight day after hitting an all-time high of 7,174 the previous day. The upsurge was surprising and too rapid, compared with 5,352 new cases reported last Saturday.

The rapid spread of the new Omicron variant is another cause for concern. The health authorities confirmed 22........

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