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45-day-old baby infected with new coronavirus in S. Korea: authorities

All News 10:20 March 01, 2020

DAEGU, March 1 (Yonhap) -- A 45-day-old baby has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, health authorities here said Sunday, becoming the youngest patient in South Korea.

Health authorities said the baby boy, born on Jan. 15, 2020, tested positive for COVID-19 after their parents had contracted the virus.

According to the authorities, the baby's father is a follower of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus at the center of the rapid virus spread in the country. The father tested positive for the novel coronavirus last Thursday.

The baby and her mother have entered self-quarantine at their house in Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang Province, after doctors said they are in good condition. Health authorities said they will transfer them to a hospital after monitoring their health situation.

A worker carries a bucket of waste at a hospital in Daegu, 300 kilometers south of Seoul, on Feb. 29, 2020, as the city makes efforts to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. (Yonhap)

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