Troops in disinfection operation in Seoul’s as South Korea declares ‘war’ on coronavirus

South Korean soldiers from the Capital Defense Command disinfected one of Seoul’s shanty towns amid the rapid increase of coronavirus cases across the country.

The soldiers wore protective suits and sprayed disinfectant across alleyways and dwellings in Guryong village, the last remaining shanty town in Seoul’s glitzy Gangnam district.

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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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