World Ch. Schedule : THU 22:30 KST
* Date : 2020-02-06
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus that originated in China last December is stoking fears across the world.
Two months since the virus emerged, the number of confirmed cases and fatality has already surpassed the number of those affected by SARS in 2003.
The World Health Organization declared the virus a global health emergency on January 30th as the number of confirmed cases worldwide continued to rise.
Several nations sharing borders with China have partially locked down their borders while the United States has imposed an entry ban on foreigners who have recently visited China.
South Korea launched the Korea Center for Disease Control to keep track of those who have contacted confirmed patients after reporting its first coronavirus case on January 20th.
This week, we assess the severity of the coronavirus outbreak and analyze how the Korean government is tackling the issue.