Topics : South Korea’s parliament was shut down on Thursday and a group of lawmakers were in self-quarantine as the country recorded more than 400 new coronavirus infections.The South endured one of the worst early outbreaks of Covid-19 outside mainland China before bringing it broadly under control with extensive tracing and testing, but is now battling several clusters mostly linked to Protestant churches.Thursday’s 441 new cases were mostly in the greater Seoul area and are the latest in a series of near-six-month highs after several weeks with numbers generally in the 30s and 40s. Opposition parties also cancelled scheduled meetings. The photographer came in contact with around 50 people at the assembly on Wednesday, 32 of them party lawmakers and officials.The parliamentary shutdown is the second over coronavirus concerns, after a February closure when an attendee at an event tested positive.Thursday’s infection numbers were the 14th consecutive day of triple-digit increases and brought the country’s total to 18,706. The National Assembly was closed after a photojournalist who covered a ruling party meeting on Wednesday was later confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.The result prompted more than 10 top Democrats — including the party chairman and its parliamentary leader — to undergo tests and go into self-isolation.After the meeting the reporter learned that a relative he had met at the weekend had tested positive, and he then had himself tested.Officials on Wednesday held late-night talks on how to handle the situation and ordered all parliamentary activities suspended from Thursday, with both the assembly and a building housing lawmakers’ offices closed.
StumbleUpon Share Submit Issuing a market update, FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it has secured the outright approval by the majority of its shareholders to acquire Ladbrokes Coral Plc.Holding an ‘extraordinary general meeting (EGM)’ this morning, the FTSE gambling firm’s investors have approved the takeover terms set out by GVC governance in its deal prospectus (published 9 February 2018).Securing a 99% approval to back GVC governance’s leveraged £3.9 billion takeover of Ladbrokes Coral, GVC investors will support the deal’s structure including; the allotment of new enterprise shares, the authority to increase share capital and the amendment of GVC corporate articles.GVC governance currently awaits the transaction’s approval by Ladbrokes Coral shareholders, who will vote on the takeover today.Should the takeover be approved, the transaction will be forwarded to the UK High Court for final judgement, with a hearing set to take place on 26 March.Tomorrow Ladbrokes Coral Plc will issue a corporate update detailing the results of its shareholder vote relating to GVC proposed takeover terms. Related Articles Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020