נגיף קורונה סיאול דרום קוריאה
South Korean public wears surgical masks to avoid becoming infected
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Public spaces being disinfected in South Korea

9 South Koreans infected with coronavirus recently visited Israel

Health Ministry asks anyone who came in contact with the delegation, on a week-long trip organized by their Catholic Church between February 8 and 15, to self-quarantine for two weeks

Itay Blumenthal, Itamar Eichner, Sivan Hila |
Published: 02.22.20 , 14:16
At least nine out of hundreds of people infected with coronavirus in South Korea over the past few days have visited Israel in the past two weeks, the Health Ministry confirmed on Saturday.
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  • The South Koreans had recently returned from a week-long trip to Israel, which lasted from February 8 until 15, organized by their Catholic Church. The delegation included 39 South Korean pilgrims.
    נגיף קורונה דייג'ון דרום קוריאהנגיף קורונה דייג'ון דרום קוריאה
    Public spaces being disinfected in South Korea
    (Photo: Reuters)
    South Korea earlier reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433. There's concern that the death toll, currently at two, could grow. At least 17 of the infected are in critical condition, Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said.
    Although it remains unclear whether they contracted the disease before or after the trip, the Health Ministry said anyone who came in direct contact with the South Korean delegation, must self-quarantine for at least two weeks.
    נגיף קורונה סיאול דרום קוריאהנגיף קורונה סיאול דרום קוריאה
    South Korean public wears surgical masks to avoid becoming infected
    (Photo: EPA)
    Among the sites visited by the delegation were: David Tower Hotel in Netanya; the town of Caesarea; the city of Nazareth, including St. Gabriel hotel; The David Dead Sea Resort; Masada National Park; The Leonardo Hotel in Be'er Sheva; The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron; the city of Jerusalem, including Grand Court Hotel.
    On Friday, Israel confirmed the country's first case of COVID-19 after one of the 11 Israelis who returned from Japan has been diagnosed with the virus.
    דרום קוריאה נגיף קורונה וירוס מחטאים ליד שלוחה של כנסייה נוצרית בעיר דגו שם החלה ההידבקות המקומיתדרום קוריאה נגיף קורונה וירוס מחטאים ליד שלוחה של כנסייה נוצרית בעיר דגו שם החלה ההידבקות המקומית
    Health officials in Ss Korean city of Daegu that the largest number of cases
    (Photo: AFP)
    The Israelis were quarantined near Tokyo on a cruise line hit by coronavirus for two weeks. Japan's health officials said all 11 tested negative to the virus prior to disembarking but once the passengers landed in the country.
    Associated Press contributed to this report




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