In the fight against the spread of the coronavirus, South Korea has relied on comprehensive tests at an early stage. Domestic companies have pushed the development of faster diagnostic technologies. These test kits are in great demand abroad.
The founder of the secretive Christian sect at the center of South Korea's largest outbreak of COVID-19 infections has been arrested for allegedly hiding crucial information from contact-tracers and other offenses.
The World Health Organization has warned that, despite a rush to develop an effective vaccine against the coronavirus, there may never be a "silver bullet." The WHO chief has urged all nations to enforce health measures.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the pandemic caused the largest disruption of education in history. Over 160 countries have closed schools, pushing more than 1 billion students out of the classroom.
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier is calling for tougher penalties for those not adhering to coronavirus rules. The number of daily new confirmed cases in Germany has been on the rise over the past several days.
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