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S Korea schools close again over virus spike

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Health Desk- 29 May 2020: More than 200 schools have closed just days after they re-opened in South Korea after a spike in coronavirus cases.

Some 56 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, down from a two-month high on Thursday of 79 - but the concern is that these infections are close to highly populated areas.

Most of the new cases are linked to a distribution centre in Bucheon, just west of Seoul. The warehouse is run by the country’s biggest e-commerce firm, Coupang, and officials have said the facility was not strictly complying with infection control measures.

Health officials even discovered traces of Covid-19 on workers' shoes and clothes. They have managed to track, trace and test thousands of employees from the centre and there will be further checks on other distribution facilities across the country over the next two weeks.

The fear of infections has forced 251 schools in Bucheon to close after reopening, while hundreds of others have had their reopening delayed.