Posted : 2015-06-09 15:44
Updated : 2015-06-24 13:13
South Korea MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak

1. A mask is laid on a chair at Samsung Medical Center where its director Song Jae-hoon announced that the hospital will tentatively stop its part of services as it became the new epicenter of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The measure will partially suspend hospitalization of outpatients or inpatients, while keeping the patients who were already hospitalized there. Also, it stopped emergency services and surgeries except for some urgent cases. 

 

2. A woman wearing a mask walks past the Chinese embassy to Korea in Myeongdong, Seoul, on June 4, when the number of people who are under quarantine for possible contact with patients confirmed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is tallied at 1,667. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

3.  A nurse cordons off a quarantine facility to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome at Seoul National University Hospital in Jongno District, Seoul, on June 1, when the estimated number of people quarantined at such facilities or their home surged to 682. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

4.  Citizens wearing masks are at Seoul National University Hospital's emergency center in Jongno District, Seoul, on June 1, when the estimated number of people quarantined at such facilities or their home for potential infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome surged to 682. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

5.  A woman wearing masks gazes upon something at Seoul National University Hospital's emergency center in Jongno District, Seoul, on June 1, when the number of patients confirmed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was tallied at 18. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

6.  A man transports a suspected patient of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in a stretcher to a quarantine facility at Seoul National University Hospital in Jongno District, Seoul, on June 1, when the estimated number of people quarantined at such facilities or their home for potential infection surged to 682. The patient was confirmed to be diagnosed with a flu, not the deadly disease, and transported to a general ward. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

7.  An entrant to Korea is measured her temperature at the Incheon International Airport on June 2, when a patient who suffered from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome died while another patient was confirmed to be infected for tertiary contacts. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

8.  A woman puts a mask on a baby at the Incheon International Airport on June 2, when a patient who suffered from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome died while another patient was confirmed to be infected for tertiary contacts. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

 9.  A civic group member attaches tape on another member's mouth during its press call denouncing the government's measures against the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Korea at Seoul Government Complex on June 4. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

10. Visitors wearing masks wait in a queue to enter Jamsil Sports Complex in southern Seoul for the Ultra Music Festival on June 12. The event attracted some 100,000 participants. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

 

11. An official at Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul looks out the window at the hospital on June 7, with fears over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome growing among Koreans. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

12. A girl wearing mask hides behind the wall at Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul where a news conference over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was held on June 7. Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul

 

13. Samsung Medical Center director Song Jae-hoon, third from right, bows during a news conference over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome held at the hospital in southern Seoul on June 7.  Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul