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South Korea Reports First Two Coronavirus Deaths

HeadlineFeb 21, 2020

South Korea has reported its first two deaths from the new strain of coronavirus, urging two-and-a-half million people in a southern city to remain indoors while health officials struggle to contain an outbreak first linked to a church congregation. In the capital Seoul, officials closed a major park and banned large public gatherings downtown, as workers in protective gear sprayed disinfectant around the city’s subways. Over 200 cases of the new coronavirus have been reported in South Korea. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities have reported new infections at prisons around the country, accounting for about half of the 1,100 new cases of coronavirus reported Friday.

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