2.5 Million Person City in South Korea now a Coronavirus Ghost Town

Coronavirus fears create ghost town in South Korea after church 'super-spreader'
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South Korea’s fourth largest city emptied out Thursday as authorities there warned on a “super-spreader event.” This article has really caught on around the rest of the world a day late, but is now front-and-center, as it is becoming clear that the Coronavirus is both more contagious and already far more widespread than many hoped or were lead to believe, raising alarms bells around the world of a global COVID-19 pandemic.

Reuters reports:

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – The deserted shopping malls and cinemas of Daegu, a city of 2.5 million people, became one of the most striking images outside China of an outbreak that international authorities are trying stop from becoming a global pandemic.

New research suggesting the virus is more contagious than previously thought added to the alarm.

In China, where the virus has killed more than 2,100 people and infected nearly 75,000, officials changed their methodology for reporting infections, creating new doubt about data they have cited as evidence their containment strategy is working.

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