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South Korea raises COVID-19 alert

Kim Hong-Ji, Reuters

Posted at Feb 24 2020 02:30 PM

South Korea raises COVID-19 alert

An employee from a disinfection service company sanitizes the floor of a traditional market in Seoul, South Korea on Monday. South Korea reported 161 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 763, health authorities said on Monday, a day after the government raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level.