Medical staff wearing protective gear take samples from people at a temporary virus test facility in Seoul. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: South Korea reports first rise in cases for 5 days, dashing hopes of outbreak reprieve

  • The 242 new infections break a four-day run of declines that had raised hopes in the country that the outbreak was coming under control
  • The increase was still well below what the country was confirming in early March, but authorities have warned people against letting their guard down
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Medical staff wearing protective gear take samples from people at a temporary virus test facility in Seoul. Photo: AFP
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