As South Korea and Japan continue to report two of the largest national totals of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections outside of China, several Vietnamese living in the countries told Tuoi Tre News how local people’s daily lives have been affected by the epidemic. The COVID-19, which first surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, has infected over 81,000 people and killed 2,763 globally as of Wednesday morning, according to the South China Morning Post. South Korea has confirmed 1,146 infections so far, with the majority of them in Daegu, its fourth-largest city, according to Reuters. Movement restrictions are in place in Daegu as the South Korean government has put the larger Daegu-Gyeongbuk area under special monitoring in a bid to contain the disease’s spread. Growing concerns Tran Non Nuoc, a PhD student of New Biology at the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in Daegu, told Tuoi Tre News streets in the city have become deserted as people refrain from going outside over COVID-19 concerns. Schools have delayed their spring semester until March, according to a Ministry of Education announcement. “All people living in this area [Daegu] are restricted from getting out, and those from… Read full this story
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