FAST FIVE: S.Korea Coronavirus Cases Go Exponential As New Infections Soar By 70%; 10 Towns In Northern Italy Put On Lockdown

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Thanks to South Korea, the number of cases in the top 7 countries outside China with the most cases, including Iran, and excluding the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship, is close to turning exponential as well.

“if you get infected, it is not a work-related injury.

Just a few hours ago, Chinese state media reported that 500 cases – roughly half of the new cases reported in China on Friday – involved prisoners at a handful of jails across the country, according to the Washington Post.

A prison in eastern Shandong province showed 207 out of 2,077 inmates and staff were infected, and the provincial justice department's Communist Party secretary was dismissed as a result, the province announced.

Right now, infectious disease experts see Japan as one of the riskiest places outside China, according to BBG.

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