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Hundreds of schools shut as Mers spreads panic in South Korea

  • Hundreds of schools in South Korea have been shut amid growing fears over the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) virus outbreak in the country that has claimed two lives.

    The virus has infected 35 people as authorities struggle to control the panic over the outbreak.

    Over 700 schools have shut and thousands of South Koreans have cancelled their travel plans.

    Around 1,300 people who may have had contact with the virus have been placed under quarantine.

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