Data suggests the speed of the novel coronavirus’ transmission may be faster than previous coronaviruses, according to a South Korean health official.
Kim Gang-lip, deputy head of the Central Disaster Relief Headquarters, said today the agency was sending additional medical staff to Daegu, the southern city at the heart of the national outbreak. As of today, 205 doctors and nurses have volunteered to work in Daegu.
More than half of all cases nationwide are linked to the Shincheonji religious group, and more than 84% of all cases in Daegu are Shincheonji members, said the city mayor.
Tests on about 1,300 members of the group are expected to be completed today, Kim said.
Other measures include closing all childcare centers until March 8, and analyzing data and research from international health organizations.