Coronavirus: City 'eerily deserted' as number of cases soar, says Singaporean in Daegu

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Since last Thursday, Singaporean Thea Martin has been holed up at home with her husband and two-year-old son in South Korea's south-eastern city of Daegu, cooking their own meals and staying glued to the latest news about the coronavirus outbreak.

The streets have emptied out as South Korea struggles to contain a community spread of the virus linked to the Daegu branch of a secretive church.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2020, with the headline Coronavirus: City 'eerily deserted' as number of cases soar, says Singaporean in Daegu. Subscribe