S. Korea Records 'Zero Local COVID-19 Cases' First Time In 72 Days

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S. Korea Records 'Zero Local COVID-19 Cases' First
South Korea records 'zero locally confirmed' COVID-19 patients for the first time in 72 days. The country, which was worst affected after China when the pandemic broke out, has become a role model for handling of the disease through rapid testing.

It was the first time since February 29 that no coronavirus patient was found in any part of the country.

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By means of a strong health services infrastructure, preparedness and vigilance, this country was successful in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

While 10,765 cases have come to light here, the death toll stands at 247.

South Korea was so confident about its preparations to deal with the pandemic that it even conducted Parliamentary elections on April 15 amid rising coronavirus cases. 

The country’s Election Commission had asked voters to come to the polling booth wearing masks and gloves. 

Interestingly, a three-decade-old record of voting percentage was shattered in this election and President Moon Jae-in’s ruling Democratic Party won the electoral contest with a heavy majority.

This victory was seen as a seal of approval on the actions taken by Moon Jae-in to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Moon Jae-in even shared a Facebook post on not a single new coronavirus case coming to light in South Korea. He wrote that for the first time in 72 days, no case of the contagion has been reported. Nobody was infected at polling stations as well and this is the strength of South Korea and its people, he said. 

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