Coronavirus in South Korea continues to rise and now jump to 156 cases. South Korea also confirmed 52 more cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday. The number of infections linked to a religious sect in Daegu spike, making it the worst-infected outside China.
Thirty-nine of the new cases linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in South Daegu. More than 80 members of Shincheonji now infected. It all started with a 61-year-old woman who developed a fever on February 10. She attended at least four church services before being diagnosed.
The mayor of Daegu, South Korea’s fourth-biggest city with a population of more than 2.5 million people, advised residents to stay inside their house. Further, access to a major US base in the area has been restricted.
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The streets remained active and the people wore masks to go about and do their daily activities.
The KCDC said one more cases have been confirmed at a hospital in Cheongdo county near Daegu, a total of 16 infections now been identified.
The central government on Friday declared Daegu and Cheongdo as a “special management zone”.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-Kyun said, and the cabinet will meet three times a week on the outbreak.
Seoul will support the region with medical personnel, sickbeds and equipment.