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Coronavirus, from Korea to Iran: the new outbreaks of the epidemic outside of China
the BEIJING – Now it is not only China. The emergency coronavirus is spreading to other asian Countries, where emerging outbreaks of infection concern. The most striking case is that of South Korea, which until two days ago seemed on the edge of the epidemic. And instead, in the last hours the authorities in Seoul have confirmed no less than a hundred new cases, bringing the total to 204, according to the Country for the incidence of the disease after China (and excluding the outbreak on board the ship Diamond Princess).

The majority of new infections are among the faithful of a religious congregation in the city of Daegu, where he was asked citizens to avoid going out in the street. But there is alarm also in Japan, where the cruise passengers of the Diamond Princess have been made to land despite large doubts on the effectiveness of the quarantine board. And in Iran, where after the first two deaths have been reported three other outbreaks, and the local media speculate that the account is greater. Even in China the number of new cases has started to rise again after several days of decline, with outbreaks confirmed in two hospitals in Beijing and in two detention facilities, in the region Shandong. Emergency in Korea According to the authorities the contagion in Daegu, the fourth city of South Korea for the inhabitants, may have been originated by a “super speaker”, a woman of 61 years, belonging to a religious brotherhood called Shincheonji Church of Jesus. About 400 members of the community have symptoms, and in these hours you are subjecting to the test. The prime minister of the Country has defined an emergency and the designated area of Daegu and the nearby Cheongdo as “special areas”. Citizens were asked not to leave their homes, while the american base in the city, where 10 thousand soldiers, has prohibited inputs and outputs. To Cheongdo this week had been confirmed the first death in Korea, a man hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital, where 14 other patients are infected.
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