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South Korea: New COVID-19 cases drop since December record high

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South Korea: New COVID-19 cases drop since December record high

South Korea: New COVID-19 cases drop since December record high

Signs of coronavirus success in South Korea โ€“ Al Jazeera looks at the progress made as the country marks one year since its first case.


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