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Covid-19 cases in South Korea hit new high after major holiday period

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Seoul, Sep 24 (EFE/EPA).- South Korea reported 2,434 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, almost 700 more than the previous day and a new record after one of the most important holiday periods in the country.Of the new cases recorded, 2,416 were local infections and the remaining 18 were detected in overseas arrivas, according to data released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Friday.The Seoul metropolitan area, made up of the capital, the nearby city of Incheon and the surrounding province of Gyeonggi, also reached an all-time high of 1,747 new cases, 72.3 percent of the total. (Camera: ARCHIVE). ARCHIVE FOOTAGE SHOWS PEOPLE WAIT TO BE TESTED AT A COVID-19 TESTING STATION IN SEOUL; SOUTH KOREAN HEALTH WORKERS GATHER TO DEMAND GUARANTEE OF LABOR RIGHTS AMID PANDEMIC; AND SOUTH KOREAN SEPARATED FAMILIES AND THEIR DESCENDANTS HAVE AN ANCESTOR-MEMORIAL SERVICE IN IMJINGAK PARK DURING CHUSEOK HOLIDAYS NEAR THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE IN PAJU, GYEONGGI-DO PROVINCE, SOUTH KOREA.

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