Asia Today: Most of 51 new SKorea cases linked to door sales

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 51 new cases of COVID-19, mostly in the densely populated capital region as authorities scramble to stem transmissions among low-income workers who can’t afford to stay home. The figures announced by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brought national totals to 11,719 workers and 273 deaths. At least 42 cases have been linked to door-to-door sellers hired by Richway, a Seoul-based health product provider. The vice health minister says the spread of the virus among Richway sellers was particularly alarming as most of them are in their 60s and 70s. India meanwhile surpassed Italy as the sixth worst-hit by the pandemic after another biggest single-day spike of 9,887 new cases.