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Coronavirus

South Korea's COVID surge set to slow BOK's push to raise rates

Country to impose highest level of social distancing rules in greater Seoul

People wait in line for a COVID-19 test at a site temporarily set up at a public health center in Seoul on Friday.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea's tightening of COVID curbs amid a surge in infections is set to undermine its central bank's drive toward rate hikes.

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