Coronavirus: South Korea raises alert level to highest

South Korea has raised its ailment alert to the easiest degree after a surge in coronavirus infections and two extra deaths, whilst Chinese state media warned the outbreak had but to attain a turning factor despite some signs and symptoms of easing.

South Korea's president said on Sunday he was placing the united states of america on "red alert" due to the speedy upward jostle in new cases, which are generally being traced back to church services. Health officials stated 169 new infections, bringing the complete to 602, having doubled from Friday to Saturday.

The escalation in the alert degree permits the authorities to ship greater sources to Daegu town and Cheongdo county, which have been detailed "special care zones" on Friday.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency stated it also enables the authorities to forcibly forestall public things to do and order the temporary closure of schools, although the government gave no on the spot important points on what steps may want to be taken.