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9:40 am: US CDC raises travel advisory alert for South Korea
The U.S. CDC raised its alert level for travel to South Korea, citing the outbreak there. (see 9:13 a.m. update)
It raised its travel advisory for South Korea to Level 3, which means that Americans should avoid non-essential travel to South Korea, saying there is “widespread community transmission.”
9:13 am: South Korea reports 60 new cases, one additional death
South Korea reported a jump of 60 new cases, bringing the country’s total to 893 infected, according to the country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday morning.
It reported one additional death, bringing the total number of fatalities to 8.
The country raised its alert level to the maximum on Sunday. Its Level 4 alert allows the government to lock down cities and take other powerful measures to contain the disease’s outbreak.