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South Korea on Friday declared the southeastern cities of Daegu and Cheongdo "special care zones" following the sudden spike in coronavirus infections in both places over the last two days.

On Thursday, South Korea announced the first death from COVID-19 in the country after the virus was detected in a man who died the previous day from pneumonia at a hospital in Cheongdo, where other patients were also infected. EFE