South Korea battles its worst coronavirus surge yet | COVID-19 Special

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South Korea is battling its worst ever wave of Covid19 infections. The highest restrictions have been extended in the capital Seoul and beyond. But worrying clusters are emerging in other regions. Experts are blaming public fatigue, slow vaccination rollout and the Delta variant. How did South Korea go from pandemic success story to country in crisis?

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