Thursday, 02 April, 2020

South Korea reports 76 new coronavirus cases, total 9037

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Deanna Wagner | 27 March, 2020, 00:44

The death toll rose by six to 132, and 56 virus patients are in critical condition.

The United States did little testing initially and has now been shutting parts of the country en masse, with fast-growing outbreaks in a number of states and thousands of new cases per day.

For the 15th consecutive day the number of reported cases was in the region of 100 or lower.

Travellers are also required to install a smartphone application through which they can report their health status during their time in the country.

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They requested to cap bolstered unemployment benefits at 100 percent of workers' salaries, but a related amendment failed to pass. House Republicans are strongly behind the measure, according to a senior GOP leadership congressional source.

South Korea rolled out widespread testing within days, swiftly launching an aggressive program to isolate confirmed cases and trace their contacts. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Mayor Park Won-soon called the behaviour at the Sarang Jeil Church "unacceptable" and ordered its closure for two weeks after it held a service on Sunday, during which more than 2,000 people sat close to each other, some without masks. Over 102,000 have recovered, a lot of them in China.

The package, which is twice the size of previously announced, was unveiled by South Korean President Moon Jae-in at an emergency economic meeting, Reuters reported. South Korea has taken a series of measures to curb pressure on the country's economy including rate cut and an extra $9.12 billion budget and more dollar supplies.