SOUTH KOREA -- The coronavirus is spreading fast, and beyond china - spiking in South Korea this week.
More than 600 people have been infected there -- most since Tuesday.
Streets are empty, as anxious citizens avoid public spaces while officials disinfect them.
The South Korean president declared a national red alert, giving the government unprecedented power to lock down cities to stop the spread of the disease.
The World Heath Organization says its window to stop the coronavirus from becoming a pandemic is quickly closing and the South Korean capital is in danger of lockdown.