South Korean Crisis Response Coordinator Commits Suicide

Posted on February 25, 2020 6:45 am
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As South Korea confirms another 144 cases during the day on Tuesday to bring the country-wide total to 977, the small East Asian nation has become home to the largest outbreak outside China.

The country’s death toll also climbed to 11. The second-highest death toll outside the mainland after only Iran.

On Tuesday, President Moon Jae-in traveled to Daegu, the city where more than half of the country’s cases have been detected, and pledged to avoid the draconian restrictions Chinese authorities implemented in Wuhan, and across Hubei. Though he also advised residents to stay indoors.

His comments were accompanied