South Korea: no new domestic coronavirus cases, no transmission from election

National Election Commission officials count ballots for the parliamentary elections, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Seoul, South Korea, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji - RC2Z4G9ZNBOB

Despite nearly 30 million people coming out to vote, South Korea's recent parliamentary elections resulted in 0 transmissions of the coronavirus disease. Image: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji - RC2Z4G9ZNBOB

Sangmi Cha
Reporter, Reuters
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It's believed not a single case was transmitted during the country's parliamentary elections. Image: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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