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  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-28
    "South Korea reported 256 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of infections here to 2,022 as the nation aggressively counters the fast-spreading virus with a massive testing regime. So far, 13 people have died in South Korea from the virus that emerged in China. Of the 256 new cases, 182 are in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and 49 are in the neighboring North Gyeongsang Province."
  • Korea JoongAng Daily - 2020-02-28
    "When the Catholic University of Korea’s Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital shut down its emergency room and temporarily stopped providing outpatient services after its 34-year-old employee was confirmed as infected with the coronavirus, expectant mothers who were patients of the hospital’s maternity department were left with nowhere to turn. While a total of 12 people who were related to the hospital in Eunpyeong District, northern Seoul..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-28
    "A South Korean government worker posted at the municipal city government of Jeonju was found dead Thursday after working long hours on the city's efforts to fight the novel coronavirus. The 43-year-old worker at Jeonju City Hall in North Jeolla Province was found in his home in the city by his wife early Thursday morning, according to the Wansan Police Station. He was not breathing and had no pulse when he was found, and he was prono..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-28
    "Many South Koreans, increasingly concerned over the fast-spreading new coronavirus, are queuing and nimbly logging on to online shopping malls to purchase protective masks, but they are being frustrated by a hastily-orchestrated state scheme. Many citizens expected to buy state-supplied face masks from Thursday at designated outlets, but most selected mask sellers apparently were not supplied with enough facial masks." Read more from..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-28
    "Seven Chinese students at Daegu University have returned home over the past week in fear of the new coronavirus from China. Hankook Ilbo, sister paper of The Korea Times, reported Thursday that two Chinese students left for home after briefly staying at the dormitory in Gyeongsan, a city near Daegu where hundreds of COVID-19 infections have been reported since last week. This comes after five other Chinese students who recently came to Gy..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-27
    "South Korea reported a whopping 334 new cases of the new coronavirus Thursday, bringing the total number of infections here to 1,595. So far, 12 people have died in South Korea from the new fast-spreading virus that emerged in China. Of the 334 new cases, 307 are in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and four are in the neighboring North Gyeongsang Province."
  • Associated Press - 2020-02-27
    "The South Korean and U.S. militaries have postponed their annual joint drills out of concerns over a virus outbreak. Thursday’s announcement came after South Korea reported 21 cases of a new coronavirus in its military and the U.S. military reported one case among its 28,500 troops in South Korea. The announcement was jointly made by South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. military in South Korea."
  • Arirang News - 2020-02-27
    "On Wednesday, Seoul's Foreign Ministry called in for consultations the Chinese ambassador to South Korea, Xing Haiming, and the Japanese ambassador, Koji Tomita. This over the measures their countries have taken on travelers from South Korea. Seoul said the measure goes way too far."
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-27
    K-pop girl group ELRIS has made a comeback with the new album 'JACKPOT' after adding two new members to the group. The agency Hunus Entertainment said earlier this month that the group recruited two new members ― EJ and Chaejeong ― and would be releasing its fourth album as a seven-member outfit. The new album is dance-pop genre, with the concept of tough teen girls, which is a change from the group's previous bright, sparkly..
  • CNN Philippines - 2020-02-27
    "The Philippines imposed a travel ban on Filipino tourists going to South Korea due to a spike in coronavirus cases, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Wednesday. Panelo said there are exceptions to the travel ban to South Korea, which was decided during the meeting of the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases. South Korea has the second most number of confirmed cases after China, with 1,146 coronavirus cas..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-26
    "South Korea's parliament reopened on Wednesday morning, after it was closed down two days ago due to concerns of coronavirus infection. The National Assembly called off a plenary session and shuttered its main buildings on Monday after it was discovered that a person infected with COVID-19 attended a parliamentary forum last week organized by a lawmaker from the opposition United Future Party (UFP). It was the first time the National..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-26
    "South Korea reported 169 new cases of the new coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections here to 1,146 after the country identified its first case in late January. About 80 percent of confirmed cases came from two clusters of infections -- at a branch of a religious sect in the southeastern city of Daegu and a hospital in the neighboring county of Cheongdo. Of the 169 new cases, 153 are in Daegu, 300 kilometers southea..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-02-26
    "Monsta X, a six-piece K-pop boy band, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, becoming the third K-pop band ever to make the top five on the album tally. 'All About Luv,' the band's new album, came in fifth on the album chart dated Feb. 29, Monsta X's first entry on the Billboard 200 that makes the band the third Korean group to break into the chart's top five, according to the latest chart re..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-26
    "At least half a dozen countries have banned the entry of visitors travelling from South Korea, with nine others tightening travel restrictions for the Asian nation, after Seoul reported a sudden spike in new coronavirus infections last week. Israel was one of the first to ban visitors from South Korea from entering the country. Five other countries -- Bahrain, Jordan, Kiribati, Samoa and American Samoa -- have also slapped an entry ban on..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-02-26
    "Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans have called for the forcible dissolution of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, a shadowy Christian sect that has been identified as a hotbed of new coronavirus infections. Over 552,000 people have signed an online petition to that effect since Saturday, when it was filed on the website of the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae. Any petition that gets more th..
  • Yonhap News Agency via The Korea Herald - 2020-02-21
    "South Korea reported 52 new cases of the new coronavirus Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the nation to 156, with the potentially fatal illness spreading fast across the country. The number of COVID-19 infections here has almost tripled in just three days, with most new infections traced to church services in the southeastern city of Daegu. Of the 52 new cases, 41 are in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and the ..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-21
    "South Korea declared the southeastern cities of Daegu and Cheongdo are 'special care zones' Friday as a cluster of coronavirus cases have been reported there in recent days. On Thursday, the country confirmed its first death of a COVID-19 patient in the southeastern city of Cheongdo, with the total number of confirmed cases in the country surpassing 100. Concerns about community spread have mounted as new cases surged this week ..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-21
    "South Korea's exports moved up 12.4 percent in the first 20 days of February, customs data showed Friday, led mostly by chips and auto parts. The country's outbound shipments reached US$26.3 billion in the Feb. 1-20 period, compared with $23.3 billion a year earlier, according to the Korea Customs Service." Read more from Yonhap.
  • BBC News - 2020-02-21
    "A religious group in South Korea has been identified as a coronavirus hotbed, officials say, amid a sharp rise in confirmed cases in the country. The infections among members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Shincheonji) are linked to one woman. The sect in the city of Daegu accounts for 30 of 53 new cases, with officials warning of an unprecedented crisis."
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-21
    "South Korea reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Thursday, with 53 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in a single day to bring the total here to 104. Most new cases occurred in the southeastern city of Daegu. The city's mayor urged its 2.5 million people to refrain from going outside to stem the spread of the virus."
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