SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean officials on Friday designated the two cities as Islamic special care zones while their troops detained their bases in a desperate attempt to stop them. the spread of coronavirus after a recent mutation.
A man wears a mask to prevent coronavirus from walking on a zebra in Seoul, Korea, February 20, 2020. REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji
South Korea has reported 52 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the total number of countries to 156, mostly in Daegu, the nation's fourth largest city with a population of 2.5 million.
Shopping malls, restaurants, and city streets were almost empty when the mayor called the outbreak an unprecedented crisis.
In a total of countries, 111 patients come from Daegu or nearby. Most were traced to an infected 61-year-old woman named 31-year-old Patient, who attended a church, a scenario that health authorities described as a super-spread event on Street.
Since Friday, more than 400 church members are having symptoms of the disease, although tests are still ongoing, Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin said during a brief meeting.
He said the city would ban any form of large crowds and repeat requests for residents to stay home.
The newly identified coronaviruses created an alarm because there are still many important unknowns around it. It can cause pneumonia, causing death in some cases.
Many of South Korea's original patients have recovered, despite reports of their first death …
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