South Korean doctors strike over health plans as new COVID-19 cases climb

South Korean doctors strike over health plans as new COVID-19 cases climb

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-08-14 12:27

SEOUL: About a quarter of South Korea’s medical clinics closed on Friday (Aug 14) for a one-day strike in protest at government plans to train new doctors, as the country reported the highest number of domestic COVID-19 cases since the end of March.

The government plans to increase the number of medical students by 4,000 over the next 10 years, which it says is necessary to be better prepared for public health crises like the coronavirus pandemic.

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