South Korea reports lowest new Covid-19 infections for a week


President Moon Jae-in has declared "war" on Covid-19. - Reuters

SEOUL (AFP): South Korea reported its lowest number of new novel coronavirus cases for a week Wednesday (March 4), as the government proposed a near-US$10 billion additional budget to try to address the epidemic's impact.

Seoul announced 435 new cases Wednesday, far below Tuesday's rise of 851 -- when President Moon Jae-in declared "war" on the virus -- and its lowest increase since Feb 26.

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