Daegu battles shortage of hospital beds, medical personnel

South Korea’s southeastern city of Daegu faces a lack of hospital beds and medical personnel as the country saw another spike in infections.

27.2.2020

South Korea’s southeastern city of Daegu faces a lack of hospital beds and medical personnel as the country saw another spike in infections.

SEOUL — South Korea’s southeastern city of Daegu, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak here, faces a lack of hospital beds and medical personnel as the country saw another spike in

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