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South Korea and Vietnam are asking millions to stay home to avoid coronavirus as more people get infected and die outside of China


Added 02-20-20 12:14:02pm EST - “The vast majority of the 2,100 deaths from coronavirus remain in China ?" but rates outside of the country are starting to creep up.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “South Korea and Vietnam are asking millions to stay home to avoid coronavirus as more people get infected and die outside of China”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Millions of people in South Korea and Vietnam are being encouraged — or forced — to stay home, showing the increased harshness of prevention measures as the coronavirus spreads beyond China.

It also recorded a new total of 104 infections, 53 of which were added on Thursday — almost doubling the number from the day before.

Thursday also saw two deaths recorded in Japan, elderly Japanese nationals who were aboard the stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship.

33 of the cases have been traced to a single church in the country's fourth-largest city, Daegu, where all 2.5 million citizens have been encouraged by the local government to stay home whenever possible.

Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony in Daegu, South Korea. Reuters

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