South Korea considers vaccine export curbs amid fears of fourth wave of coronavirus infections


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South Korea has hinted that it might consider curbing exports of locally produced AstraZeneca vaccine doses amid global supply shortages, as health experts warned the move would hurt the country’s reputation as a contract manufacturer. This came as it reported 668 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number in three months, with continuing sporadic cluster infections prompting officials to express concerns over a new wave. The latest cases marked a sharp rise from 478 the previous day and was the largest since 674 daily infections on January 8, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. The country’s...