Republic of Korea identifies MERS-affected hospitals

(VOVworld) – The Republic of Korea has identified 24 hospitals affected by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome amid growing concerns over the virus.

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Acting Prime Minister Choi Kyung-hwan announces the names of 24 hospitals affected by MERS at a press conference in the administrative capital of Sejong, the Republic of Korea on Sunday. (Photo: EPA)

Speaking to the media on Sunday, Acting Prime Minister Choi Kyung Hwan said revealing these hospitals is an unavoidable move to ensure people’s interest and safety. The Health and Welfare Ministry reported 14 more MERS patients and one additional fatality as of Sunday morning, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 64 and the country’s death toll from the virus to five.