Medical workers wearing protective gear transfer a suspected coronavirus patient to another hospital from Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo county near the southeastern city of Daegu. Photo: AFP

South Korea raises disease alert level to ‘highest’ as coronavirus cases surge

  • South Korea on Sunday reported 169 new cases of coronavirus and four new deaths, in the largest number of confirmed infections outside China
  • The outbreak can largely be traced to a religious sect in Daegu, the nation’s fourth-largest city
Topic |   Coronavirus South Korea
Medical workers wearing protective gear transfer a suspected coronavirus patient to another hospital from Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo county near the southeastern city of Daegu. Photo: AFP
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