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Coronavirus: South Korea declares highest alert as infections surge
February 23, 2020
The president says the country faces "a grave turning point" and the next few days will be crucial.

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Concern over coronavirus spread grows with cases jumping in South Korea, Italy and Iran
February 23, 2020
International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in three countries - South Korea, Italy and Iran.
Israel may quarantine 200 South Korean visitors in army base: report
February 23, 2020
Israel may quarantine some 200 visitors from South Korea at a military base in a Jewish settlement on the occupied West Bank over coronavirus fears, Israel's Ynet news site reported on Sunday.
China braces for inevitable big hit to economy from virus, says Xi
February 23, 2020
China will step up policy adjustments to help cushion the blow on the economy from a coronavirus outbreak that authorities are still trying to control, President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Italy races to contain coronavirus outbreak as cases rise over 100
February 23, 2020
Italy scrambled on Sunday to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, shutting off the worst affected towns and cancelling a string of public events as the number of those infected jumped above 100.