South Korea confirms 571 cases of coronavirus in a day

29 Février, 2020, 01:38 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • South Korea confirms 571 cases of coronavirus in a day

With an American service member among those infected, the United States has postponed scheduled joint military drills with South Korea and urged Americans to avoid travel to the country.

South Korea's confirmed cases of the new coronavirus approached 2,400 on Friday as the nation worked to aggressively counter the fast-spreading virus with extensive testing.

The rapid spread of coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with countries on three continents reporting their first cases and Swiss authorities cancelling the giant Geneva auto show.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said China had reported 412 new cases on Tuesday, while there were 459 in 37 other countries.

Tedros told reporters that Iran, Italy and South Korea were at a "decisive point" in efforts to prevent a wider outbreak.

Here, all the school colleges in Sindh and Baluchistan province have been closed after two people who returned to Karachi from Iran to Pakistan have been infected with Korana virus.

Since raising the virus alert level to "red", the highest level, on Sunday, health authorities have focused on halting the spread of the virus in Daegu, the epicentre of the virus outbreak in South Korea, and North Gyeongsang.

The announcement was jointly made by South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff and the US military in South Korea.

The students left South Korea earlier than planned and headed to Cambodia, where there are no CDC travel advisories related to the coronavirus, according to UA.

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Four people who were aboard the ship have died from the virus, which has been declared an global public health emergency. Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa, AFP reported.

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SEOUL - South Korean stocks nose-dived more than 3 percent on Friday as foreigners continued their selling binge for a fifth consecutive session amid growing concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus.

For the first time, new infections around the world in the past 24 hours surpassed those in mainland China, where the flu-like disease emerged two months ago but is on the decline after an aggressive containment campaign.

South Korea confirms 256 more coronavirus cases, total 2022, the largest outbreak to date outside China.

Central bank governor Lee Ju-yeol said he expected the economy to shrink in the first quarter, adding: "I believe the impact will be bigger than any other virus outbreaks".

A group of participants in the Carnival of Viareggio wear a carnival mask that reads Carnevale Antivirus and a protective mask against the coronavirus on February 23, 2020 in Viareggio, Italy.

The biggest death toll outside China is in Iran, where 34 people have died.

Findings included signs that the new virus, which causes a disease called COVID-19, passes much more frequently to adults than to children aged 18 years old or younger.

Mainland China reported 327 new cases, the lowest since January 23, taking its tally to more than 78,800 cases with nearly 2,800 deaths.

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