President Moon Jae-in said, “It is necessary to speed up the decision-making process for the Omicron response policy,” regarding the explosion of Omicron due to the COVID-19 mutation. should be sufficiently expanded,” he said.
President Moon Jae-in said this at the ‘Omicron response inspection meeting’ hosted by the Blue House on the afternoon of the 26th, saying, “The performance of K quarantine depends on the response to Omicron.”
According to the Central Defense Response Headquarters, as of 00:00 on the same day, there were 12,743 new confirmed cases in Korea and 269 imported cases, bringing the total number of new cases to 13,12. Compared to the previous day’s 8,571 (8,356 domestic cases, 215 imported cases), 4,441 (51.8%) more than doubled in one day. There were 385 severe cases and 32 deaths, with a cumulative death toll of 6,620 (fatality rate 0.87%).
President Moon said, “It seems that there are currently sufficient production quantities of self-diagnostic kits for rapid antigen testing, but there may be temporary supply and demand problems. You have to pay close attention to it.”
However, he said, “In Korea, the high rate of completion of vaccination and the high effect of the third vaccination among the elderly have resulted in a low fatality rate and a low fatality rate.
At the same time, he said, “I hope to review measures to lower the cost of purchasing test kits and review free support for vulnerable people such as the low-income class. I hope,” he ordered.
At the current rate of increase in Omicron, the government predicts that up to 30,000 confirmed cases and experts predict that up to 200,000 cases. A key official at the Blue House said, “The shock and concern of the people will be great when they come across the new situation, where the number of people from 8,000 to 13,000 is coming out in one day.” We are going with courage,” he said.