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Coronavirus

South Korea confirms 52 new coronavirus cases as total tops 150

400 members of Daegu church with symptoms; streets deserted in 4th-largest city

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korean officials on Friday 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 after a recent spike in cases.

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.

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