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No new COVID-19 cases reported in S. Korea for 3rd straight day, total cases still at 28 Updated: 2020-02-14 09:36:15 KST

Good news for South Korea as the country reports no new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row.
The number of confirmed patients stands at 28.
And South Korea will also release some of its nationals who arrived from Wuhan from quarantine over the weekend.
For the latest, we have our Kim Mok-yeon on the line for us.
So Mok-yeon, it looks like the country's containment efforts are working out well?

Yes, it appears that way, Ji-yoon.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed this morning that for the third consecutive day since Tuesday, no additional cases had been confirmed in South Korea.
Like you touched upon, the total number of cases remains unchanged at 28, with 7 already out of hospital after making full recoveries.
While some 690 people who've been showing symptoms are in the process of being tested, more than six thousand others have been released after testing negative.
And, more good news is expected this weekend.
The passengers who were on the first and second chartered planes from Wuhan, who were quarantined upon arrival, are set to be sent home on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The KCDC says roughly 700 passengers who've been quarantined in two state-run facilities in Asan and Jincheon in Chungcheong Province have all tested negative after being quarantined for two weeks.
On Saturday, 366 people from both facilities will be released, and the following day, another 344 will leave, after a short farewell ceremony in the morning.
In a briefing Friday, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun thanked the authorities and local residents in Chungcheong Province for their understanding and support during the quarantine period.
The Prime Minister also mentioned that more patients are recovering from the virus, and stressed that the government is continuing to work hard for the safety and protection of the public.
Back to you, Ji-yoon.
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