Seoul (South Korea), January 26:State and local health authorities on Tuesday were cautiously tracing and monitoring the development of a mass coronavirus outbreak at an unauthorized missionary training school in Daejeon, as cases linked to the school and its operator were being reported in other regions.
The IEM School in the central city, located 164 kilometers south of Seoul, experienced a cluster outbreak over the weekend, with the number of infected students and faculty members from the facility reaching 127 as of Monday.
The school is run by a missionary society called IM, which owns a sprawling network of over 20 other similar education facilities throughout the country.
Authorities are especially concerned as students enrolled at the IEM School are not only based in Daejeon but come from all regions, with many of them traveling to their homes over the weekend after spending weekdays at the school's crammed dormitory.
Source: Yonhap