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South Korea said Wednesday it was dropping its vaunted “trace, test and treat” program as a surge in omicron cases threatens to overwhelm the country’s health care system.

At the start of the pandemic in 2020, South Korea was hit by one of the worst early outbreaks of the disease outside China but brought it under control with mass testing and aggressive contact tracing.

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