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

A medical worker in a protective gear thumbs up to media as he walks into a hospital facility to treat coronavirus patients amid the rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Daegu, South Korea, March 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - RC2KFF968JAE

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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