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South Korea to establish task group to tackle Omicron spread - Agency

Seoul, Nov 30 (UNI/Sputnik) South Korean government will establish a special task group to discuss ways to tackle the spread of the Omicron coronavirus strain and to prevent its further penetration into the country, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) announced on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, the first suspected case of the Omicron coronavirus variant was detected in South Korea, but health authorities said they required further tests.
"Starting from today's meeting, and to discuss in advance ways of responding to the spread [of Omicron strain] and preventing its penetration into the country, the government will establish a target group and will monitor the situation and react in advance," KDCA said.
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