As the main COVID-19 epicenter shifts from China to the rest of the world, South Korea’s daily cases topped China’s daily total, alongside a brisk, broad rise in cases linked to the hot spot nations of Italy and Iran.

Meanwhile, countries took more bold steps to curb the spread of the virus, including Japan temporarily shuttering schools and Saudi Arabia barring pilgrimage travelers from virus-hit countries.

As the COVID-19 virus spreads around the world, China has now reported its first imported case, a traveler who arrived in Shanghai from Iran on an Aeroflot flight, the South China Morning Post reported.

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South Korea confirms 505 new cases

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