South Korea’s Vice Health Minister is in self-quarantine

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 28: People wearing masks to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19) buy face masks at a department store on February 28, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Government has raised the coronavirus alert to the "highest level" as confirmed case numbers keep rising. Government reported 571 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of infections in the nation to 2,337 with the potentially fatal illness spreading fast across the country. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

South Korea’s Vice Health Minister Kim Ganglip is in self-quarantine, after attending a government meeting last week with another participant who tested positive today.

The infected attendee is the president of Bundang Jesaeng Hospital in Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province, where cluster transmissions have been reported at a church and a hospital.

Other government officials and participants at the meeting, which took place last Friday, are also in self-quarantine.

This comes as cluster transmissions continue in the country.

The country reported 93 new cases and 84 deaths on Wednesday — still in keeping with. more general trend of decreasing infection rates, compared to hundreds of new cases a day just weeks ago. But the outbreak is far from over, with new clusters identified this week.

One major cluster is still in the southern city of Daegu, where the outbreak has been concentrated. In one hospital in Daegu, 74 cases have been confirmed.

Source: CNN.News


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