SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in has received an emergency briefing on a new type of Chinese coronavirus and instructed the relevant local authorities to take all-out efforts to prevent its spread in South Korea, his office said Wednesday.

Moon Jae-in Photo: /YNA/dpa via Bernama

Yonhap News Agency reported that he called for full quarantine and preventive measures and ordered a comprehensive review of the potential impact on South Korea’s economy, according to Cheong Wa Dae deputy spokesperson Han Jung-woo.

Earlier this week, the first confirmed case of the Wuhan coronavirus was reported here, placing quarantine authorities on high alert. – Bernama