South Korea steps up measures as infections spike
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has declared it now an emergency situation
As Coronavirus confirmed infections rose in South Korea, the country has stepped up measures to contain the spread of the deadly new coronavirus.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has declared it now an emergency situation. The southern cities of Daegu and Cheongdo have been declared "special care zones", according to reports.
South Korea now has a total of 156 cases making it the largest cluster outside mainland China and the cruise ship docked off Japan. Authorities confirmed the country's first death from the virus in Cheongdo earlier this week.