Magazine article Screen International

S Korea's NEW Holds Film Release over Mers Outbreak

Magazine article Screen International

S Korea's NEW Holds Film Release over Mers Outbreak

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The big-budget naval action film's June 10 release has been pushed back two weeks to June 24.

"We ask for your understanding that considering the recent public situation and national sentiment, we are obliged to change release dates. Everyone connected to Northern Limit Line hopes there will be no more harm from Mers, and earnestly hopes for stabilization soon," said the company in a statement sent out earlier today (June 5).

To date, four people have died and 41 have been infected by Mers in South Korea. Yonhap news agency reports 1,820 people are under quarantine as of today - 153 more than yesterday. A total of 221 people have had their quarantine lifted to date.

Although there is no vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the virus is contagious "apparently only to a limited extent" and seems to require "close contact" to be passed from person to person "such as occurs when providing unprotected care to a patient." WHO does not recommend travel restrictions or entry screening related to the disease and has cautioned against unnecessary panic. …

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