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No new cases of COVID-19 in S. Korea for five days straight Updated: 2020-02-15 15:15:14 KST

South Korea has reported no new cases of the novel coronavirus for five consecutive days.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Saturday that the total number of cases remains unchanged at 28.
Among those, seven have already been discharged from hospital following full recoveries and quarantine on two others has been lifted as of Saturday..
The 7th and 22nd patients have tested 'negative' for the virus twice in a row.
Whether they will be sent home will be finalized in the upcoming days, considering factors such as underlying diseases and aftereffects.
If these two are discharged from hospital the number of recovered patients will rise to 9 in South Korea.
Some 600 people who've been showing symptoms are currently being tested, and nearly 7,000 others have been released from quarantine after testing negative.
Meanwhile, the passengers who were on the first chartered plane from Wuhan were sent home this Saturday morning.
Having been quarantined in two state-run facilities in the Chungcheong Provinces,one hundred-93 people from Asan and one-hundred 73 people from Jincheon were released around 10 AM Saturday.
The South Korean nationals boarded buses and government officials saw them off.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say roughly 700 quarantined passengers from the first and second chartered flights have all tested negative after being isolated for two weeks.
Another 334 passengers from the second flight are expected to be released on Sunday following similar procedures.
Choi Jeong-yoon, Arirang News.
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