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Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 21, 2020  3 years ago
SOUTH KOREA CORONAVIRUS CRISIS ESCALATING! Total Confirmed Infected Now 204, Dead 1, Thousands Of Suspected Cases Now!
SOUTH KOREA CORONAVIRUS CRISIS ESCALATING! Total Confirmed Infected Now 204, Dead 1, Thousands Of Suspected Cases Now!
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 21, 2020  3 years ago
South Korea Coronavirus crisis is now fast escalating with almost 100 new confirmed coronavirus cases bring the toll to now 204 as of press time. 

Thousands Of South Korean Troop Are Suspected Of Contracting The Coronavirus

However the numbers is expected to continue to mount as thousands are being tested with many exhibiting symptoms.

The total number in Daegu province alone stood at about 111 coronavirus cases with the majority of cases originating from the Shincheonji Church of Jesus congregation. Another 409 members of the church are also complaining of symptoms but have yet to be tested. The church has an active congregation of about 1,200 members with thousands more members in other cities in South Korea. Daegu province has a population of about 2.5 million people.

Of the new coronavirus cases, three were soldiers including an air force officer at the Gyeryongdae military headquarters, another from  the army and another  a naval sailor, all coming from military bases with tens of thousands of personnel.

The South Korea Air Force Academy is having cadets remain in dorms to make sure they do not contact outsiders, after a parent of a new cadet was infected with coronavirus. The parent was from North Gyeongsang Province.

All Korean military personnel who recently visited China have been subject to examination, as the minimum incubation period for the coronavirus is about 14 days.

The South Korea military also set up a center for preventive measures and maintains a hotline with health authorities.

The Korean army  has scaled down its participation in a multinational exercise in Thailand as the coronavirus continues to spread in Southeast Asia.

The 39th Cobra Gold exercise, co-sponsored by Thai and U.S. armed forces, is scheduled to be held from Feb. 26 through March 6.

It was said that the Korean Navy and the Marine Corps initially planned to send about 470 service personnel, eight assault amphibious vehicles and a naval ship. It has decided to send only 30 personnel.

Meanwhile, in another coronavirus cluster, The Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo, near Daegu, confirmed that there are now 16 coronavirus infected cases, i ncluding five nurses, according to the KCDC.

There are now more than over forty thousand suspected cases all over South Korea including in Seoul, with a large number  exhibiting symptoms.

Hospitals everywhere are overflowing with patients while businesses, companies, shops and malls have closed.

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