National Cabinet agrees to lift the cap on international passenger arrivals from mid-February to their previous levels. South Australia removes its hard border with Western Australia, effective immediately. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Only Malaysian citizens are allowed in, and only foreigners can leave for at least two weeks. The measures might seem extreme, but as the number of coronavirus cases in the country surges, authorities have been left with little choice. Except this time, the event in question has sparked an outbreak not just in one country, but in multiple countries.
Coronavirus: Why did infections shoot up in South Korea?
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South Korea has seen by far the highest numbers of coronavirus cases outside of China - within a week confirmed cases jumped from a few dozen to more than The country had seemed well prepared and so the skyrocketing numbers have many asking how this happened - and whether a similar sudden outbreak could happen elsewhere. In South Korea, more than half of the Covid cases have been linked to a religious sect and its critics say the group's secretive nature helped the virus go undetected. Authorities have identified the fringe Christian group Shincheonji Church as being at the heart of this outbreak. At their services in the south-eastern city of Daegu, members likely infected one another and then fanned out around the country, apparently undetected. South Korean health officials believe that a year-old member of the sect who last week tested positive for the virus was among the first to be infected and is now at the centre of their investigation. The female patient initially refused to be transferred to a hospital to be tested and is known to have attended several church gatherings before testing positive.
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The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Follow the latest updates. To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts :. South Korea reports new infections, marking the biggest daily spike since March
I read the comment, made the video, and posted it all within about 15 or 20 minutes. Drink spiking happens all over the world, in Canada where Ms Hall hails from and here in Australia. Although Ms Lucas said it is believed it happens most frequently when someone, maybe even a friend, buys a drink for someone else and gets a double shot of alcohol, instead of a single shot — which is illegal.