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Coronavirus: deaths in China and South Korea raise alert level to “highest”

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Chinese Health Committee announced on Sunday that the death toll caused by the Corona virus in the country rose to 2442, and said that the total number of infections exceeded 76 thousand cases. In South Korea, the number of HIV infections in the country rose to 556, and four people died, which led to the announcement that the alert level had been raised to a “higher degree”.

The Chinese National Health Committee announced on Sunday that the death toll from the Corona virus in the country rose to 2442, after the government announced the death of 79 people, and the committee confirmed the registration of 648 new infections, bringing the total number of infected to 76936 cases.

In general, the number of new daily infections in China is much lower compared to the first period of the virus spread.

In South Korea, the health authorities announced on Sunday that the number of people infected with the virus has risen to 556 after 123 new infections were recorded, in addition to the death of two people, which brings the outcome of the epidemic to four deaths in this country.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced Sunday that his country will raise the alert level due to the new Corona virus to a “higher degree”, after a sudden rise in the number of infections.

Moon confirmed after a government meeting in this regard that the Covid-19 epidemic is a “turning point”.

“Shincheonji Church of Jesus” is the center of the virus spread in South Korea

The Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that 75 of the new infections were linked to the Christian Church of “Chinchungji Jesus”, which recorded numerous cases of “Covid-19” among its followers.

The fourth casualty who died is a man who was in a hospital in Chengdu, the city associated with the cult. About 100 injuries were recorded.

Hundreds of followers of this community were infected with the virus transmitted by a 61-year-old woman who had a fever on February 10 and attended at least four masses in Daegu before being diagnosed with the virus.

“Hiding is not a solution”

Daegu, the fourth largest city in South Korea with a population of 2.5 million, is located near the city of Cheongdo, the birthplace of Lee Mann, founder of the “Church of Shinchonji of Jesus.” The South Korean authorities announced them on Friday, “two specially-controlled areas.”

On Sunday, Daegu Mayor Kwon Yong Jin announced more than ninety additional cases of the disease in his city, explaining that 247 residents had been infected with the virus so far.

Members of the “Chenchongi Church of Jesus” who suffer from the symptoms of the virus called for tests. “Hiding is not a solution. If you hide, it could harm your health and that of your family, and it will not help you solve the problem,” Kwon told a press conference.

In South Korea, the number of cases after the disease was recorded in South Korea, with the exception of the number of injuries in the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

Outside of China, an alarming spread of HIV has occurred in 25 countries after new outbreaks appeared in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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