New S.Korea testing scheme as virus surges

By Hyonhee Shin
Updated January 26 2022 - 6:06am, first published 5:59am
South Korea's record 13,012 daily cases came just a day after its virus tally first topped 8000.

South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases have exceeded 13,000 for the first time, driven by the spread of the Omicron variant, as the government launches a new pilot testing scheme to meet skyrocketing demand.