Coronavirus: South Korean city faces ‘unprecedented crisis’ after surge in cases – latest news

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Coronavirus: South Korean city faces ‘unprecedented crisis’ after surge in cases – latest news




Mayor of Daegu orders shutdown of all kindergartens and public libraries while two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die

UK companies have begun to flag up the economic impact of the coronavirus. Aveva, which is one of Britain’s biggest tech groups and makes 5% of its revenues in China, said Chinese sales had been knocked by coronavirus disruption. Shares in the FTSE 100-listed firm dropped 4% after its update.

Kitchen and bathroom supplier Norcros saw its stock plummet 13% after it alerted over profits as the spread of the disease has affected Chinese-based suppliers.

US military forces in South Korea have just issued a statement about their response to the situation in Daegu.

Please visit our website for the latest COVID-19 update. We have taken prudent precautionary health measures at U.S. Army Garrison Daegu out of continued caution. https://t.co/OWTfWP4AWX

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