March 4, 2020 / 2:47 AM / in a month

S.Korean President Moon cancels planned trip to the UAE, Egypt and Turkey over coronavirus

SEOUL, March 4 (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday canceled his planned trip to the UAE, Egypt and Turkey in mid-March, over coronavirus, according to the presidential Blue House.

“In response to the recent nationwide spread of COVID-19, we have decided not to go ahead with trips,” said presidential blue house spokesman Kang Min-seok in a statement.

South Korea reported 516 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, raising the country’s total tally to 5,328. (Reporting by Sangmi Cha Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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