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South Korea: Daegu streets deserted amid coronavirus fears

Korea, Republic of, Daegu
February 27, 2020 at 15:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

The streets of the South Korean city of Daegu, the most affected by the coronavirus in the country, appeared almost deserted with just a few businesses still operating on Thursday.

Footage shows businesses being closed with a few shops being open and almost deserted streets. The designated coronavirus treatment facility Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center and the Shincheonji Church of Jesus where their 212,000 members are being tested, can also be seen.

As the Shincheonji Church of Jesus is believed to have a high concentration of coronavirus cases, all their members are being tested for the virus.

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), over 82,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far and over 2,800 people have lost their lives.

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The streets of the South Korean city of Daegu, the most affected by the coronavirus in the country, appeared almost deserted with just a few businesses still operating on Thursday.

Footage shows businesses being closed with a few shops being open and almost deserted streets. The designated coronavirus treatment facility Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center and the Shincheonji Church of Jesus where their 212,000 members are being tested, can also be seen.

As the Shincheonji Church of Jesus is believed to have a high concentration of coronavirus cases, all their members are being tested for the virus.

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), over 82,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far and over 2,800 people have lost their lives.

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