July 29, 2021

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South Korean PM offers public apology for coronavirus surge on destroyer

South Korea’s prime minister has offered a public apology over a large-scale outbreak on a destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa.

Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Tuesday the government is very sorry for failing to carefully take care of the health of our soldiers who are devoting themselves to the country.

The Defense Ministry says 247 of the destroyer’s 301 crew members have been infected. It’s the largest cluster for South Korea’s military since the pandemic began.

sent two military planes to bring back all 301 sailors.

On Tuesday, reported 1,278 new virus cases, taking the total caseload to 180,481, with 2,059 deaths from COVID-19. It was the 14th day in a row that has confirmed more than 1,000 new cases.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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