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South Korea Sees Fewest New Virus Cases Since Start of Surge

  • Korea’s CDC says it confirmed 8 coronavirus cases in 24 hours
  • Aggressive testing and tracing credited for slowing spread
People wearing protective masks walk through the Garosu-gil neighborhood of the Gangnam district in Seoul on April 18.
People wearing protective masks walk through the Garosu-gil neighborhood of the Gangnam district in Seoul on April 18.Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
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South Korea posted the fewest number of new coronavirus cases since an outbreak at a religious sect in late February spiked daily infections to almost 1,000. The government will keep in place its social distancing until May 5 to prevent a fresh surge.