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South Korea President Postpones US Visit After MERS Outbreak

Owing to the outbreak of the MERS in South Korea, Geun-hye has postponed her upcoming trip to the United States.

Published: 13th June 2015 09:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2015 10:49 AM   |  A+A-

Modi_ Park Geun-Hye

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speaks during a joint news conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul | File photo | AFP

By ANI

BEIJING: South Korea President Park Geun-hye has postponed her upcoming trip to the United States owing to the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in her country.

Park, in a telephonic conversation with US President Barack Obama, said that she hopes to reschedule her visit at the earliest possible date, Xinhua reported.

She also visited the central headquarters of MERS control in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, to take stock of the situation.

Meanwhile, four more people tested positive for the virus on Friday, while one more death was reported, the South Korean Health Ministry said. The total contagion currently stands at 126.



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