A bus passenger in Seoul wears a face mask as protection from the new coronavirus. Photo: XinhuaA bus passenger in Seoul wears a face mask as protection from the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
A bus passenger in Seoul wears a face mask as protection from the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua

Number of new coronavirus cases reported in South Korea tops China for first time

  • Seoul reports 505 people were infected with Covid-19 – the largest jump the country has seen in a single day
  • Leading Chinese respiratory specialist says number of infections could have been greatly reduced if country had acted earlier
Topic |   Coronavirus South Korea
A bus passenger in Seoul wears a face mask as protection from the new coronavirus. Photo: XinhuaA bus passenger in Seoul wears a face mask as protection from the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
A bus passenger in Seoul wears a face mask as protection from the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
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