Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus
Visitors wearing face masks walk near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. South Korea's Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip says the outbreak has entered a serious new phase but expressed cautious optimism that it can be contained to the region surrounding Daegu, where the first case was reported on Tuesday. (Lee Jin-man/AP)
KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press
Originally Published: February 22, 2020 11:20 a.m.