Clean up underway in South Korea as COVID-19 spreads

South Korean authorities are frantically disinfecting public buildings to avoid the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Officials were scrubbing down the Songpa District Cultural and Sports Centre in Seoul, which will be closed until 31 March, after the government announced that cases have been confirmed in the area.

In South Korea, the virus has spread with an almost 15-fold increase in reported infections in one week, making it the second country with the most cases detected so far.