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Samsung Group scion bows in apology for MERS outbreak


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Samsung Group scion bows in apology for MERS outbreak

 

Date: 23/06/2015


The heir-apparent of South Korea's massive Samsung Group apologized in a nationally televised address on Tuesday for failing to stop the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) at a Seoul hospital run by a group foundation.

About half of the 175 MERS cases in South Korea have been traced to Samsung Medical Center, tarnishing the image of one of the country's most prestigious hospitals. The South Korean outbreak is the largest outside Saudi Arabia and has claimed 27 lives.

Jay Y. Lee, the only son of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] head Lee Kun-hee, said the conglomerate would do everything it could to stop the outbreak and revamp care at Samsung Medical Center, located in Seoul's wealthy Gangnam district.

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Source: Reuters

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