COVID-19: South Korea reports 70 new cases

South Korea top flight postpones start of season due to coronavirus: Report

South Korea has reported 70 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 833 infections, according to health authorities. 

Some South Korean workers at Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor are staying home as a precautionary measure as corporate Korea scrambles to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from causing widespread disruption in its home market. The country's third-largest conglomerate SK Group advised its employees to work remotely starting from Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak.

South Korea's professional football league has postponed the start of the new season due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the country, Yonhap news agency reported.

The K League made the decision to postpone all matches at an emergency board meeting in Seoul. The 2020 season had been due to kick-off on Saturday. The league had also asked its four teams in the AFC Champions League, the continent's elite club competition, to hold matches behind closed doors, Yonhap reported.

North Korea Quarantined 380 Foreigners Over Virus Fears 

North Korea state media says Pyongyang has quarantined about 380 foreigners as part of efforts to prevent the novel coronavirus from breaking out in the country. 

No coronavirus case has so far been reported by the authorities in Pyongyang.

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