SEOUL — Medical societies said over the weekend the new coronavirus outbreak in South Korea was far from peaking, warning the coming week could see a further escalation after spiking recently.
“Korea is past a point where the government or the Korea Centers for Disease Prevention and Control’s response alone can contain the disease,” said Kim Dong-hyun, president of the Korean Society of Epidemiology and preventive medicine specialist at Hallym Medical School. “Society-wide action is necessary. Everyone is urged to comply with safety rules outlined by health authorities.”
Peck Kyong-ran, an infectious disease specialist at Samsung Medical Center who heads the Korean Society o…
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