This South Korean city once had the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside of China. Now it’s reported zero new cases

South Korea's efficient response to the virus is credited with its success in containing it. Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Josh Smith

Journalist, Reuters


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Daily confirmed cases of coronavirus, by number of days since 30 daily cases first recorded.
South Korea as a whole is seeing fewer new cases each day. Image: Financial Times
Passengers having distance to each other, following an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sit on benches at a lobby of a railway station in Daegu, South Korea March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - RC2WIF91MVNS
Social distancing measures were used early on to try and stop the spread of COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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