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South Korea leaders apologise for navy ship COVID-19 outbreak amid vaccine furore

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South Korea leaders apologise for navy ship COVID-19 outbreak amid vaccine furore

 

 

South Korea's prime minister and defence minister apologised as สมัครเล่น สล็อต hundreds of COVID-19-infected sailors were flown to Seoul on Tuesday (Jul 20) after a navy destroyer patrolling the waters off Africa was found to be riddled with the coronavirus.

 

Almost 250 of the 301-strong unvaccinated crew aboard the destroyer Munmu the Great were infected, the country's biggest cluster of COVID-19 military cases, sparking a public furore at the government's failure to protect those serving abroad.

 

"I apologise for having failed to take better care of the health of our soldiers who devoted themselves to the country," Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum told an intra-agency COVID-19 meeting as he promised treatment and recovery support for the crew, which includes 12 in critical condition.

 

Defence Minister Suh Wook apologised for not immunising the crew before they departed for the Gulf of Aden in early February on an eight-month counter-piracy mission, and said he would examine anti-virus policies for all overseas military units.

 

The rare double apology underscored simmering anger in South Korea over the handling of the pandemic as a fourth wave of infections sweeps through the country with just 13 per cent of the 52 million population fully inoculated amid vaccine shortages.

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Topic starter Posted : 21/07/2021 8:59 am
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