South Korea on 'highest alert' amid coronavirus outbreak

South Korea has raised its alert status for the coronavirus disease to the highest level.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in told government officials to not hesitate to take “unprecedented powerful measures” to contain the outbreak.
Authorities have recorded 123 more cases on Sunday resulting to 556 confirmed cases.
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Five people have died because of the disease
South Korea’s prime minister said the coronavirus in his country had entered a “more grave stage” as the new cases of the disease were reported Sunday.
The Prime Minister of Seoul is making all-out efforts to contain the further spread of the disease.
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The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring the situation in South Korea where a recent spike of the coronavirus disease has been recorded.

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