• At-Home Treatment For COVID-19 To Be Expanded
A nurse at Seoul's Dongshin Hospital calls a COVID-19 patient who is receiving at-home care. (Photo: Yonhap)

Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum has said the expansion of at-home care services for COVID-19 patients will support the country's goal of gradually returning to pre-pandemic life.

Kim said the move will also help take pressure off the medical system and allow authorities to pour more resources into treating critically ill patients.

He made the remark Thursday during a visit to Dongshin Hospital in Seoul's Seodaemun District, a medical facility tasked with treating COVID-19 patients who are isolating and recovering at home.

Due to the continued increase in new infections, particularly in the greater Seoul area, intensive care unit beds are in low supply, putting some people with severe COVID-19 infections at greater risk.

Prime Minister Kim called for unity to overcome the current crisis, including threats posed by the Omicron variant.

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