The director of the South Korean Centre for Disease Control, Jung Eun-kyeong, suggested at a press briefing that "there is a possibility that the characteristics of many people sitting close together in a very confined space and holding service for more than an hour" would have led to "a few who were exposed infecting many other infectees". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why did infections shoot up South Korea?
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In the last seven years he has been living in South Korea, Vu Vinh, a Vietnamese student at Yeungnam University in Gyeongsan City, about 14 km from Daegu, has never seen a subway train not packed with people. But subway Line 2 from Gyeongsan to Daegu was almost empty after working hours on February 23, he said. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese in South Korea face dilemma: stay put or bail out?
The municipal Department of Health arranged accommodation for the Koreans at a hotel in Son Tra District at the city's expense. Doctor Le Thanh Phuc, director of the Da Nang hospital, said, "the Korean tourist group changed their mind later and said they did not want to go to the hotel, after learning that there was a Vietnamese person with fever on the same flight. They were worried about not receiving medical care and about food and drink expenses at the hotel." … [Read more...] about S Korean visitors expose holes in coronavirus response
"The government is studying ways over blockade measures, including mobilising administrative power in terms of movement to some degree. The government will unveil details after the approval at a Cabinet meeting," Rep. Hong Ihk-pyo, DP spokesman, said in a press briefing. … [Read more...] about S. Korea reports 60 new virus cases, total now at 893
A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease The H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak, which killed hundreds of thousands of people, was declared a pandemic by the WHO in 2009 The WHO no longer formally labels an outbreak of disease a "pandemic" but says the term may be used "colloquially" Its advice to countries - to limit the infections while preparing for wider spread - remains the same Coronavirus: A visual guide to the outbreak How a misleading coronavirus map went global Watching loved ones die without care in Wuhan BBC … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Worst-hit countries boost containment efforts