• S. Korea Reports No New COVID-19 Cases For Two Straight Days

medical staff members wearing protective suits
medical staff members wearing protective suits
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South Korea has reported no additional cases of the novel coronavirus for two consecutive days.

Meanwhile, 147 evacuees who were part of the third group that was recently airlifted from the Chinese city of Wuhan have tested negative for the virus, including five who initially showed symptoms of the disease.

Julie Sohn reports.

[Reporter]

No new cases of the COVID-19 virus have been reported today.

According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of confirmed cases here remains unchanged at 28, with seven patients having recovered and released from hospitals.

The remaining 21 patients currently under treatment are said to be in stable condition, with more expected to be released from isolation soon.

All 147 evacuees who returned from Wuhan yesterday on the third chartered flight have tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.

They include five who showed symptoms upon arrival in Seoul.

The evacuees are currently under quarantine at a temporary facility in Gyeonggi's Icheon where they will stay for 14 days.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups will provide emergency funds worth a total of 250 billion won to companies affected by the novel coronavirus.

The support fund includes 120 billion won the government put aside for small business owners engaged in services such as food, lodging and tourism.

Julie Sohn, eFM News.■

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