South Korea Prime Minister claimed end of MERS outbreak in the country.
MERS outbreak in South Korea affected national economy and destroy its tourist sector, killing people and put country into fear. Since May 2015, MERS outbreak or the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus hits South Korea.
The first MERS case in South Korea was a man who had visited Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. From that moment spreading of virus all around the country been reported, thousands of people have been placed in isolation at home or at government designated facilities.
According to World Health Organization or WHO, a total of 150 cases has been infected, including 18 deaths. Last month, many schools have been temporarily closed due to MERS outbreak, this includes some of universities.
After the chaos brought by MERS, where thousands of tourist visits to the nation been canceled, economic fallout from the outbreak and sales decreased in all department stores, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn declared South Korea MERS no more, Tuesday.
In a meeting, Tuesday, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn asked his people to live in a normal life, as no more case have been reported. The schools that was closed during the outbreak have reopened and people were back in department stores.
Hwang said, “After weighing various circumstances, the medical personnel and the government judge that the people can now be free from worry”. “I ask the public to shake off all concerns over MERS and to resume normal daily activities, including economic, cultural, leisure and school activities”.
There is still no specific vaccine or treatment for the disease as of 2015, however, antiviral medications are currently being studied.IMAGE/metrocebu.com.ph