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S. Korea to impose tighter quarantine measures following 4 confirmed cases Updated: 2020-01-27 09:14:38 KST

South Korea is set to impose tougher quarantine measures as it confirmed its fourth case of the new coronavirus on Monday.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Sunday that those who have been to Hubei Province in the last two weeks and show symptoms such as fever or respiratory problems will be considered a "suspected case" and will be quarantined.
The measure will take effect as of Tuesday, the 28th.
Such measures has so far been limited to those who had traveled to city of Wuhan and showed pneumnia symptoms.
The South Korean government will also classify those entering the nation from any part of China with signs of pneumonia as "patient under investigation" and place them in isolation.
Those who show mild symptoms will also be subject to the health authorities' active monitoring.
The Korean Disease Control plans to dispatch an additional two-hundred personnel to carry out the new measures.
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