Concerns grow over virus spreading as new hot zone identified in South Korea

The number of cases in the country doubled in just one day and the Korean deputy health minister saying it has entered a “serious new phase.”

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South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital.

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