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Coronavirus: South Korean city faces ‘unprecedented crisis’ after spike in



Kindergartens and libraries closed with troops confined to barracks in Daegu city as two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die 6.12am GMT The mayor of a South Korean city of Daegu has told residents to stay inside, as a surge in confirmed Covid-19 cases linked to a local church raised the prospect of wider transmission. Reuters reports that malls in Daegu, the country’s fourth largest city (population of 2.5 million), were largely empty. 5.41am GMT The Global Times is reporting that Beijing has postponed some student exams that were due to be held in March. Beijing has postponed exams due in March, including some college entrance tests and high school recruitments, because of the #COVID19 outbreak, Beijing Education Examinations Authority announced Thursday. pic.twitter.com/xhkbkVzM0j Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2020-02-20 06:46:26

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