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  • #76

    S.Korea declares Daegu as 'special zone' over infections
    February 21, 2020 (Mainichi Japan)

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Friday declared the southeast city of Daegu and the surrounding region a "special management zone" after a surge in virus cases that city officials say threaten to overwhelm the region's health system.

    Prime Minister Chung Se-kyun said the national government will concentrate its support to the region to ease a shortage in sickbeds, medical personnel and equipment.

    "A month into the (COVID-19) outbreak, we have entered an emergency phase," Chung said. "Our efforts until now had been focused on blocking the illness from entering the country. But we will now shift the focus on preventing the illness from spreading further in local communities."...


    • #77

      Military to restrict draftees from vacationing, staying outside bases over coronavirus
      By Yonhap
      Published : Feb 21, 2020 - 09:08 Updated : Feb 21, 2020 - 09:08

      South Korea will start restricting all enlisted soldiers from vacationing, staying outside their bases and meeting visitors this weekend, the defense ministry said Thursday, after the Navy reported the first suspected coronavirus case among the country's service members.

      The restrictions, set to go into effect on Saturday, came at a meeting of top defense and uniformed officials, which was presided over by Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo....


      • #78
        5 nurses confirmed
        First medical team infected by Korea Qingdao University Hospital, former employee order to stop moving

        2020-02-21 09:01

        ..In Qingdao University Hospital, 15 confirmed coronavirus infections (Corona 19), including five nurses, were confirmed. This is Korea's first medical group infection case. The nurses are all medical staff working in psychiatric wards.

        The results of the examination of the nursing wards adjacent to the psychiatric wards and general outpatient medical staff and staff will also be available soon. As a result, the number of Qingdao South Hospital is increasing.

        According to the Centers for Disease Control and Medical Affairs on the 21st, 15 confirmed patients were confirmed this morning as a result of a corona 19 test conducted by Qingdao University Hospital in Gyeongbuk....


        • #79

          South Korean Army soldier was diagnosed with new crown virus
          Release time: 2020-02-21 08:54:35 | Source: Global Network

          According to the Yonhap News Agency on the 21st, a soldier of an army unit in North Chungcheongbuk-do Province, South Korea, was confirmed to be infected with the new crown virus, which was the first time a patient with new crown virus pneumonia was diagnosed in the same lane.

          On the 20th, a naval soldier serving on the island of Jeju in southern South Korea was confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, the first confirmed diagnosis of a Korean military serviceman.

          In addition, Yonhap news agency said that in the early morning of the 21st, an Air Force officer in South Chungcheongnam-do Province was diagnosed with the new crown virus. The officer has been taken to hospital. The Epidemiological Survey is being conducted by the Korea Disease Management Division.


          • #81
            52 Additional Coronavirus Infections Reported Overnight; Total at 156

            2020-02-21 10:12:28

            Fifty-two additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported overnight in South Korea,

            .... 38 of the latest cases were reported in the southeastern city of Daegu, while three were reported in Seoul.



            • #82
              ....The WHO chief then said that he thinks the number of cases is "really manageable" if the country takes measures proportionate to the public risk. He hoped that South Korea would do everything it can to contain the spread in this early stage.

              Oliver Morgan, Director of WHO Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment, also said that the number seems quite high but the recent cases are mostly linked to the known, existing outbreak. ..



              • #83
                ....Of the 52 new cases, 41 are in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and neighboring North Gyeongsang province. Another three were reported in Seoul, the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement. The spike of infections in Daegu and several cases in Seoul, where routes of infections are not immediately traceable, have prompted health officials to declare that COVID-19 has begun spreading locally.

                The health authorities said that cases have been reported in central ChungCheong Province and on Jeju Island as well...



                • #84
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                  Corona Virus Infection-19 Domestic Occurrence (Daily Statistics, 9:00)
                  • Created 2020-02-21
                  • Last Modified Date 2020-02-21
                  • Department of Central Defense Response Headquarters
                  • Contact 043-719-9064
                  • 28,263

                  Coronavirus Infection-19 Domestic Outbreaks

                  □ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CEO Eun Eun-kyung) said that 52 confirmed patients were confirmed compared to 16:00 on February 21, 20, 2009.

                  <Note Domestic notification and management status ( based on February 21 at 16:00, accumulated after 1.3 days)>


                  The distribution of 52 newly confirmed patients is as follows.
                  division Dae-gu Seoul Gyeongbuk Gyeongnam Chungnam Chungbuk game Jeonbuk Jeju Gwangju Sum
                  sub Total 38 3 3 2 One One One One One One 52
                  Sincheon Daegu Church 33 2 2 One One 39
                  Qingdao Daenam Hospital One One
                  Under investigation 5 3 One One One One 12
                  ※ If the resident registration address is different, it may be changed later.
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela


                  • #85
                    Daegu 21 am
                    Corona 19 regular briefing

                    2020-02-21 10:35:12 |

                    The total number of patients in Daegu was confirmed by 21 days. Most of the additional sponsors are related to members of the church. Details will be published according to the results of epidemiological investigations.

                    It is difficult to secure a Daegu negative pressure room. From this day, the company plans to switch to a general room dyne system for the hospital.

                    Daegu Medical Center In-patient treatment of 32 New Oriental Hospital inpatients and 290 general patients moved to another room to secure an additional room.

                    In the long term, the entire ward will be emptied, and a total of 373 beds will be used for inpatient treatment for corona-confirmed patients, and 63 additional rooms at Keimyung University Daegu Dongsan Hospital will be secured.

                    It is a high risk intensive management for Shinchon Daegu Church members.

                    57 out of 11 people surveyed. Of the 944 who were contacted, 135 said they had symptoms. 45 more than the previous day (20 days).

                    In addition, 409 (11.8%) of the 2,474 respondents who answered that they had symptoms, and 2,722 (78.4%) answered no. Staying in touch with 343 (9.8%).

                    544 people who answered that they had symptoms (135 in advance, an additional 409 in the first) talked with Daegu and 8 districts, and guided self-isolation. Subsequent consultations and sample inspections at the local health center.

                    Daegu will cancel or postpone all planned events by March, including the February 28 Commemoration Ceremony, Section 3.1 Commemorative Event, K-pop Super Concert (Performance of BTS), and Nursing Care Professionals Qualification Examination.

                    From this day, 1,324 children's homes will be closed for the time being to protect local children and ensure workers' safety.

                    The 252 senior medical welfare facilities (7,334 residents and 5,128 workers) living in high-risk groups, who are vulnerable to viruses, also strictly control visits and visits to outsiders, and do their best to prevent infectious diseases through personal hygiene management and education for employees. would..

                    With the goal of responding to the regional all-round corona 19, Daegu held emergency meetings with eight wards, the county, and the county on October 20, asking for refusal to move citizens, establishing prevention measures for multi-use facilities, and promoting public protection measures for each district. We discussed expanding the function of the public health center.

                    Daegu is also operating the Daegu Corona 19 Emergency Response Headquarters from this day. Consist of local infectious disease specialists and city officials. It aims to thoroughly monitor the situation and manage the situation by efficiently managing the situation and maintaining the local medical system.

                    Government support and cooperation are urgently needed. Please accept the government actively.

                    The Daegu city held a meeting of the Prime Minister's Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the morning and suggested "immediately use military hospitals", "designate Daegu Dongsan Hospital as a specialized hospital for infectious diseases" and "support available medical personnel such as the military."

                    In addition, operating loss of "one million masks" for the protection of vulnerable groups and social service workers, "prompt assistance of medical supplies" such as medical staff protection equipment and inspection kits, mobile negative pressure carts and negative pressure ambulances, and private hospitals closed by Corona 19 It suggested that measures such as support be prepared.

                    Despite the difficult situation, Gwangju City, Jeonnam Provincial Office and many companies and private organizations sent masks and hand sanitizers to Daegu City. Thank you and I will not forget.

                    As the Daegu mayor, we will protect citizens by all means. Anyone will be treated with care at the hospital anytime. Citizens earnestly ask you to endure the inconveniences and difficulties of the moment.

                    Once again, I ask you citizens.

                    Please refrain from going out and wear a mask in your daily life. If you have symptoms of respiratory symptoms such as fever or cough, do not visit the medical institution directly. Be sure to report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1399) or your local public health center and follow the instructions.

                    When visiting a health center or hospital, please visit a screening office first.



                    • #86

                      52 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed
                      • Date2020-02-21 10:48
                      • Update2020-02-21 10:48
                      • DivisionDivision of Risk Assessment and International Cooperation
                      • Tel043-719-7553
                      • 168
                      52 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed

                      As of 09:00, 21 February, 2020, 52 additional cases are confirmed, compared to yesterday afternoon (16:00, 20 February).
                      (since 3 January)
                      Confirmed cases
                      Suspected cases
                      being tested
                      tested negative
                      As of 16:00, 20 Feb.
                      As of 9:00, 21 Feb.

                      The case classification of 52 new confirmed cases is as below
                      (Religious organization)
                      Daenam hospital
                      Under investigation
                      The place where the case was reported. It is changeable.


                      • #87
                        [Breaking news] Survey of 3,000 Shinchon members 409 "There are symptoms"

                        Edited 2020.02.21 10:41
                        he Daegu Disaster Safety Countermeasures Headquarters announced on the 21st that 409 out of 3474 people surveyed at the Daegu Church Shinto First Shinto District survey said they had symptoms of a new coronavirus infection (Corona 29).

                        The city said, "57 of the 1001 subjects (previous) who have not been contacted so far have not been contacted yet." Of the 944 people who had phone calls, 135 said they had symptoms. "

                        The city of Daegu guided self-containment rules for 544 respondents who reported symptoms during the preliminary survey and the first survey. In the future, we will conduct detailed consultation and specimen inspection through the local health center...



                        • #88
                          ....544 (12.1%, 135 in advance, and 409 additional primary members) who reported symptoms among the other members of the Shinto shrine reported that the Daegu city, 8 wards, and the county provided telephone consultations to guide self-isolation. In the future, the local health center will conduct detailed consultation and specimen inspection. 3531 (78.9%) said they had no symptoms....



                          • #89
                            Military fighting coronavirus after first armed forces infections confirmed

                            10:46 February 21, 2020

                            SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) -- The military is making all-out efforts to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading further into the barracks, officials said Friday, after the country's first infections in the armed forces were confirmed.

                            Earlier in the day, a Navy sailor on the southern island of Jeju was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 in the first such case among service personnel here.

                            Following the confirmation, the Navy has checked the temperature of all personnel at the base where the infected sailor served and quarantined all those who had contacts with the person, it said.

                            "We have carried out disinfection work at the base and are devoting all our efforts to preventing the spread of the new virus," the Navy said in a release.

                            An officer each from the Army and the Air Force were also confirmed to have the virus the same day....



                            • #90
                              South Korea coronavirus cases jump over 200 as sect infections spike

                              A total of 100 new cases were confirmed, 85 of them connected to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus

                              • By Kang Jin-kyu
                                February 21, 2020 10:19 GMT