Coronavirus: Zero local cases in South Korea

Published on April 30, 2020 by

South Korea has recorded its first day with no locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 since the middle of February.

It did record four new cases, but all were people coming from abroad, who were diagnosed and isolated on arrival.

They brought the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 10,765.

It’s a major milestone for a country that was once among the world’s biggest virus hotspots, but it comes after significant efforts – and remarkably, without a total lockdown.

“This is the strength of South Korea and its people,” President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.

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