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South Korea president warns of 'excessive' public alarm over Mers

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 05:50
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A South Korean health worker disinfecting a classroom in an elementary school in Seoul. More than 2,000 schools, which had been closed nationwide, reopened on Monday.

Seoul

SOUTH Korea on Monday reported its 16th death in an expanding Mers outbreak, as President Park Geun-Hye called for efforts to shore up the economy against what she called "excessive" public alarm.

Seoul also declared five new patients - bringing the total number of cases,