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South Korea Shuts Parliament as Coronavirus Outbreak Deepens in Capital

By Kyodo News 28 August 2020

SEOUL—The resurgence of coronavirus cases in South Korea is starting to have an impact on the nation’s governance, with the parliament shut down Thursday and some ruling party lawmakers quarantined at home.

The measures were taken after a local reporter tested positive for the virus after covering a meeting of senior officials of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea at the National Assembly the previous day.

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