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Authorities Discuss Countermeasures amid Rising COVID-19 Cases among Foreigners

Written: 2021-09-15 11:45:10Updated: 2021-09-15 14:16:14

Authorities Discuss Countermeasures amid Rising COVID-19 Cases among Foreigners

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Health authorities and relevant government ministries discussed countermeasures as a growing number of COVID-19 cases have involved foreigners.

According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on Wednesday, 14-point-nine percent of all positive cases last week, or one-thousand-eight-hundred-and-four people, were foreigners. 

Over a period of two weeks from Monday, the Justice Ministry will dispatch on-site inspection teams to address blind spots in quarantine, including providing guidance in multiple languages during next week's Chuseok holiday at transit points such as bus terminals and airports.

The ministry will also encourage foreigners to get tested and vaccinated, regardless of their status in the country. 

The Interior Ministry plans to raise the vaccination rate among foreigners through the Janssen vaccine program offered by municipal governments.

The Labor Ministry has urged over 50-thousand employers of foreign workers to maintain quarantine efforts during the holiday and to check workers' symptoms before they return to work after the five-day holiday.

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