COVID-19 Outbreak: South Korea's Battle Against Deadly Coronavirus - In Pictures

India | Associated Press | March 3, 2020, 3:09 pm
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 South Korea’s president declared war on the coronavirus, ordering additional hospital beds and more face masks to be made available as the number of cases cross 5000 in the worst epidemic of any nation outside China on March 03, 2020. (Image: AP)
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South Korea’s president declared war on the coronavirus, ordering additional hospital beds and more face masks to be made available as the number of cases cross 5000 in the worst epidemic of any nation outside China on March 03, 2020. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean President Moon Jae-in, wearing a face mask arrives to preside over a cabinet meeting at a government complex in downtown Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, wearing a face mask arrives to preside over a cabinet meeting at a government complex in downtown Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean military trucks spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus on the street in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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South Korean military trucks spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus on the street in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a bus garage in Gwangju, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a bus garage in Gwangju, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean army trucks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus on a street in Gwangju, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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South Korean army trucks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus on a street in Gwangju, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean soldiers wearing protective gears walk to spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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South Korean soldiers wearing protective gears walk to spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Government officials wearing face masks make a phone call to the members of Shincheonji Church of Jesus to check if they have symptoms of suspected COBID-19 illness or not, at Goyang City Hall in Goyang, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Government officials wearing face masks make a phone call to the members of Shincheonji Church of Jesus to check if they have symptoms of suspected COBID-19 illness or not, at Goyang City Hall in Goyang, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in front of a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in front of a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu, 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. South Korea has the world's second-highest cases of the coronavirus. (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. South Korea has the world's second-highest cases of the coronavirus. (Image: AP)

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 Soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant in neighborhood alleyways as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant in neighborhood alleyways as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean army soldiers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a church in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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South Korean army soldiers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a church in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Medical staff members in protective gears arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Medical staff members in protective gears arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean soldiers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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South Korean soldiers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Lee Man-hee, a leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, bows during the press conference in Gapyeong, South Korea. In the hastily arranged news conference Lee, the 88-year-old leader of a religious sect which has the country’s largest cluster of infections, bowed down on the ground twice and apologized for causing the “unintentional” spread of the disease. (Image: AP)
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Lee Man-hee, a leader of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, bows during the press conference in Gapyeong, South Korea. In the hastily arranged news conference Lee, the 88-year-old leader of a religious sect which has the country’s largest cluster of infections, bowed down on the ground twice and apologized for causing the “unintentional” spread of the disease. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean soldiers wearing protective gears walk to spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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South Korean soldiers wearing protective gears walk to spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 People line up to buy face masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus in front of Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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People line up to buy face masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus in front of Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus in front of the Daegu city hall in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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South Korean soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus in front of the Daegu city hall in Daegu, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a department store in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a department store in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 A worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in an eyeglass shop at a department store in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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A worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in an eyeglass shop at a department store in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant in neighborhood alleyways as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant in neighborhood alleyways as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 A government officer wearing a face mask sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a department store in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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A government officer wearing a face mask sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a department store in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant in alleyways as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Soldiers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant in alleyways as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a bus garage in Gwangju, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a bus garage in Gwangju, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Hundreds of people line up to buy face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus in front of a department store in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Hundreds of people line up to buy face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus in front of a department store in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Workers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a bus garage in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)
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Workers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a bus garage in Seoul, 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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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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