Coronavirus Outbreak in South Korea

Coronavirus Outbreak: 586 new cases of Covid19 in South Korea, Samsung smartphone plant stops functioning


Coronavirus Outbreak: South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday (March 1) that the government was making every effort to deal with 586 new cases of coronavirus in the country. With these new cases, the number of coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 3,736.


South Korea is the second-largest country in the world after China in terms of the number of coronavirus cases. In recent times there has been a rapid increase in the cases of coronavirus.

Several programs were either canceled or postponed due to the virus infection, while the central bank of the world’s 12th-largest economy warned of negative growth in the first quarter.


It said that both imports and exports would be affected by the epidemic. Moon said at the Independence Movement Day celebrations of the country, “The government is doing everything possible with increasing vigilance when the crisis reaches its highest level.”

“We will be able to recover from the Covid19 disease and revive our disastrous economy,” he said. Saturday (February 29) after Samsung Electronics confirmed a virus infection in a third employee at its domestic smartphone plant in Gumi-si. Again ceased operations there. This is the second time in a week that the company has ceased operations at the plant. Gumi-si is located at a distance of 200 kilometers from Seoul.

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Hyundai Motor, the automobile giant, has also stopped operations at the Ulsan plant after one of its employees confirmed the virus. Events that have been canceled include K-pop superstars BTS ‘concerts and the World Team Table Tennis Championship, while the Sports League has changed its schedule to control the virus.

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