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Coronavirus

Omicron pushes South Korea to expand use of vaccine passports

Unvaccinated people will be mostly banned from using restaurants and cafes

Customers eat outside a restaurant in Namdaemun Market in Seoul on November 2. People will need proof of vaccination to dine out in South Korea from next week.   © AFP/Jiji

SEOUL -- Record daily COVID case numbers and fears over the omicron variant have pushed South Korea to make it compulsory for people to show proof of vaccination to enter a wider range of public locations.

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