Nearly 30,000 Taiwanese cancel South Korea trips as MERS escalates

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/10
By: Wang Shu-fen & Bear Lee

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) About 30,000 Taiwanese travelers have canceled their trips to South 2015061000261Korea as an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continues to spread in that country, according to Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau.

On Tuesday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) extended its yellow travel advisory for Seoul to the whole of South Korea, amid an increase in the reported number of MERS infections and deaths in that country.

As of Wednesday, South Korea had reported 108 MERS infections and nine deaths, the largest MERS outbreak outside the Middle East region.     [FULL  STORY]

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