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South Korea sends team to tackle coronavirus on anti-piracy ship

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By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea is sending a medical team to the Middle East to tackle a coronavirus outbreak on one of its ships on anti-piracy patrol while at home, new daily infections are hovering around record levels with 1,600 reported on Thursday. South Korea was for months a coronavirus success story as it kept outbreaks under control with testing, tracing and social distancing but the Delta variant has been fuelling a new wave of persistent infections in recent weeks. The outbreak on the South Korean destroyer with some 300 service members on board operating in the Gulf of …

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