Disinfection underway in Seoul amid virus outbreak

South Korean authorities disinfected a traditional market in Seoul on Monday (February 24) as part of coronavirus prevention efforts a day after the government raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level.

Workers wearing protective gears were seen spaying disinfectant at each shops and road as merchants and customers voiced concern about the fast spread of coronavirus.

South Korea reported 161 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 763, health authorities said on Monday.