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S. Korea could loosen restrictions for COVID-19 antiviral drug recipients Updated: 2022-01-25 22:37:29 KST

More people in the nation could be eligible to take coronavirus antivirus pills.
This comes with more Omicron cases reported locally.
According to Seoul's PM, authorities review lowering the age limit from the current 60 and older to those in their 50s.
Kim Boo-kyum said the decision lies on various factors including the procurement status and the effectiveness of the drug.
However, he downplayed concerns of a spike in Omicron cases pointing to the country's high vaccination rate.
More than 50-percent of the population have received their third dose.
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