South Korea reports jump in coronavirus cases

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There has been a spike in new coronavirus cases in South Korea, with 242 new cases reported after authorities carried out tests at a call centre.

Health officials pointed out that it reverses 11 days of slowing infections, adding that the death toll rose by one to 60.

New clusters have emerged at a call centre and a dance school in Seoul, with officials carrying out tests.

Meanwhile, China has lowered emergency response levels and relaxed travel restrictions a day after President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan.

Total infections in China stood at 80,778 with 24 new cases, while 22 more deaths took the toll to 3,158.

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