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NPIs reduced SARS-CoV-2 transmission in South Korea – News-Medical.Net

Although some studies examined how public health interventions can help contain COVID-19 outbreaks, not much information was available on public health measures…



In South Korea, the first cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection were identified in January 2020. By April 2020, the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases went up to 10,683 infections, and 237 people had died of the disease.
A large percentage of the cases and deaths were a result of superspreader events in the Daegu-Gyeongsangbuk province. At the start of the outbreak, public health authorities raised the infectious disease alert to 3, the high…

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