SEOUL (AFP): The heir to South Korean business giant Samsung on Tuesday publicly bowed his head in apology for one of its flagship hospitals becoming an epicentre of the MERS virus, as health officials reported three new cases. Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul has accounted for about half of all 175 confirmed cases of MERS in South Korea, the largest outbreak of the disease outside Saudi Arabia. “Samsung Medical Centre has failed to control the infection and spread of the virus, causing great pain and concern to the people”, said Jay Y. Lee, heir and vice chairman of Samsung Electronics.