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South Koreans told to stay home as coronavirus infections surpass 3,100

Employees from a disinfection service company sanitize a subway station in Seoul on Feb. 28.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea urged citizens on Saturday to stay indoors as it warned of a "critical moment" in its battle on the coronavirus after recording the biggest daily jump in infections, as 813 new cases took the tally to 3,150.

South Korea is grappling with the largest outbreak of the virus outside China, as a new death took the toll to 17, amid a record daily increase in infections since the country confirmed its first patient on Jan. 20.

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