21 February 2020
South Korea stepped up disinfection of subway stations in Seoul on Friday, after a coronavirus patient was reported to have used the train and as dozens of new cases were confirmed in consecutive days.
Workers were seen spraying disinfectant and wiping down seats. South Korea reported 52 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, taking the national total to 156, the majority in Daegu, the country's fourth-largest city with a population of 2.5 million. Earlier in the day, South Korean officials designated two cities as "special care zones" while its military confined troops to their bases in a desperate effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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