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S. Korea adds 346 new virus cases, total now at 74,262

TOKYO, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- South Korea added 346 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the country's total caseload to 74,262, said Yonhap News Agency.
The country reported 12 fatalities, raising the total to 1,328, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Of the locally transmitted cases, Seoul accounted for 113 cases and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province took up 102.
The government extended its tougher social distancing measures for two more weeks until January 31, while easing some restrictions on cafes, gyms and other indoor facilities.
Under the measures, the capital area is under Level 2.5, the second highest in a five-tier system, and the rest of the nation remains under Level 2.
The ban on private gatherings of five or more people, and the restriction on business operations after 09:00 p.m., has also been extended.
However, indoor gyms, cram schools and some other establishments are allowed to reopen on the condition that they strictly adhere to antivirus measures. (end) mk.gta