South Korea PM apologises for virus surge on destroyer


South Korea’s prime minister has provided a public apology over a large-scale coronavirus outbreak on a destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa.

Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum stated Tuesday the federal government is “very sorry for failing to carefully take care of the health of our soldiers who are devoting themselves to the country.”

The Defense Ministry says 247 of the destroyer’s 301 crew members have been contaminated. It’s the most important cluster for South Korea’s navy for the reason that pandemic started.

South Korea despatched two navy planes to carry again all 301 sailors.

On Tuesday, South Korea reported 1,278 new virus instances, taking the overall caseload to 180,481, with 2,059 deaths from COVID-19. It was the 14th day in a row that South Korea has confirmed greater than 1,000 new instances


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