"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
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Most of the country's infections are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu. A 61-year-old female member developed a fever on Feb 10, but attended at least four church services before being diagnosed. … [Read more...] about South Korea reports eighth COVID-19 death, 60 new cases
Da Nang (VNS/VNA) - Twenty-two foreigners, including 20 Korean and two Thai tourists, have been kept under quarantine at Da Nang’s Lung Disease Hospital since February 24. Deputy director of the city’s health department Nguyen Tien Hong confirmed the report to Vietnam News on February 24, stating that all foreign tourists were being quarantined at the hospital and monitored for signs of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Hong said the tourists would be kept at the site for 14 days, and they would leave the hospital after receiving health checks and having samples tested for the virus. Doctor Phung Dinh Thanh from the hospital also said the Korean and Thai tourists would be staying at the hospital under the instructions of the city’s steering committee. “They are all healthy,” he said. The Korean and Thai tourists were on a flight from Daegu, the Republic of Korea (RoK), with 58 other Vietnamese students. They landed at Da Nang … [Read more...] about Korean and Thai tourists quarantined in Da Nang
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
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?