PICS: South Korea Becomes Biggest Coronavirus Centre Outside China

World | Associated Press | February 24, 2020, 12:16 pm
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 South Korea reported 161 more coronavirus cases Monday (February 24), taking the nationwide total to 763 and making it the world's largest total outside China. The country has seen a rapid surge in the number of coronavirus cases since a cluster of infections emerged from a religious sect in the southern city of Daegu last week. (Image: AP)
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South Korea reported 161 more coronavirus cases Monday (February 24), taking the nationwide total to 763 and making it the world's largest total outside China. The country has seen a rapid surge in the number of coronavirus cases since a cluster of infections emerged from a religious sect in the southern city of Daegu last week. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting at a government complex in downtown Seoul, South Korea South Korea's president has put the country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and says officials should take
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting at a government complex in downtown Seoul, South Korea South Korea's president has put the country on its highest alert for infectious diseases and says officials should take "unprecedented, powerful" steps to fight a viral outbreak. (Image: AP)

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 Medical workers wearing protective gear carry a patient infected with a new coronavirus to a hospital in Chuncheon, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Medical workers wearing protective gear carry a patient infected with a new coronavirus to a hospital in Chuncheon, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at a local market in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at a local market in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Police officers wearing face masks stand guard during a rally in downtown Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Police officers wearing face masks stand guard during a rally in downtown Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 A woman wearing a face mask walks at the Gyeongbok Palace, one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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A woman wearing a face mask walks at the Gyeongbok Palace, one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 A worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant against the new coronavirus in front of the Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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A worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant against the new coronavirus in front of the Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 People suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus talk with medial center workers to receive tests in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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People suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus talk with medial center workers to receive tests in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Medical workers wearing protective gear carry a patient suspected of contracting the new coronavirus toward an ambulance at Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Medical workers wearing protective gear carry a patient suspected of contracting the new coronavirus toward an ambulance at Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Officials wearing traditional guard uniforms and masks stand in front of the Deoksu palace in downtown Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Officials wearing traditional guard uniforms and masks stand in front of the Deoksu palace in downtown Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a local market in Busan, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a local market in Busan, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of people at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of people at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at a local market in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at a local market in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Ambulances gather as a member of paramedic wearing protective gears walk in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Ambulances gather as a member of paramedic wearing protective gears walk in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Electric screens show about precautions against the illness COVID-19 in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Electric screens show about precautions against the illness COVID-19 in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at a local market in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the COVID-19 at a local market in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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