Samsung Executives Apologize for Spreading MERS Virus

kpride, June 18, 2015, 9:13 a.m.

Samsung Group executives apologized Wednesday after a lucrative conglomerate-run hospital was singled out as a major source of infections of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. 

The chief executives of Samsung's major subsidiaries gathered at headquarters in Seocho for their weekly meeting and said they are "deeply sorry" that Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul was identified as the source of almost half of the 162 confirmed cases of MERS so far.

They recommended that Samsung Group offer more support for Samsung Medical Center in dealing with the crisis and revamp its crisis management system. A senior executive said, "We will solve the problem as soon as possible and apologize formally to the public, while coming up with ways to improve the way the hospital is run."

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