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South Korea Sees Surge in Coronavirus Cases

By Kyodo News 21 February 2020

SEOUL—South Korea reported a further 52 new coronavirus infections on Friday, amid signs that more cases would likely emerge among members of a religious group.

The municipal authority of the country’s fourth-largest city, Daegu, where the group has a branch, said that some 400 of the sect’s roughly 3,500 members have shown symptoms of an infectious disease.

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