Japan is mulling to bring a special law to fight deadly coronavirus while South Korea reported a slight dip in new such cases on Wednesday.

The new law could enable the government to declare a state of emergency to fight the rising number of infections, Kyodo news reported.

The number of infections reported across the country topped 1,000.

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, originated in China’s central Wuhan city last December and has been officially classified as a designated infectious disease in Japan.

Chinese doctors found that infection spreads through faces and urine as well.

S. Korea allocates $9.8B extra

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