Coronavirus: South Korea declares 'war' on outbreak as WHO experts arrive in Iran

Almost 5,000 cases of Covid-19 recorded in South Korea as WHO chief says the world is in ‘uncharted territory’

South Korea has declared “war” on the coronavirus as cases inside the country approach 5,000 and the World Health Organization chief warns the world is in “uncharted territory”.

South Korea has the most cases of Covid-19 after China and reported 600 new infections on Tuesday, bringing the total number to 4,812. About 75% of the cases are in the southeastern city of Daegu. The country also recorded a total of 28 deaths, pushing global fatalities over 3,100. Worldwide infections topped 90,000 in more than 60 countries.

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