Coronavirus cases balloon in South Korea as outbreak spreads

The country said a total of 204 people were infected with the virus, quadruple the number it had two days earlier.



Hundreds of schools are shut, churches have told worshippers to stay away and some mass gatherings have been banned in South Korea as cases of a new coronavirus swelled in the country.

South Korea said some 204 people are infected with the virus, quadruple the number it had two days earlier, as a crisis centred in China has begun strongly reverberating elsewhere.

The multiplying caseload in South Korea showed the ease with which the illness, called Covid-19, can spread.

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Though initial infections were linked to China, new ones have not involved international travel.

source: https://www.lbcnews.co.uk

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