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South Korea closes parliament after a photographer tests positive.

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The surge in cases in South Korea has struck the parliament. On Thursday, South Korea’s parliament was closed after a photojournalist that was covering the democratic party meeting tested positive for COVID-19. The opposition party cancelled all of its scheduled meetings. It is believed that around 50 people came in contact with the photojournalist on Wednesday.

The authorities also decided to close the National Assembly which usually holds around 300 members of the legislative body.

Ten democratic party officials which includes the parliamentary leader and the president have been in self-isolation and will be tested for COVID-19.

The closure of the parliament due to COVID-19 is the second one this year, with the previous one occurring in February.

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