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  • The Korea Post - 2020-02-11
    "South Korea on Tuesday confirmed one more case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total here to 28 with four of them discharged after being fully recovered. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said the latest patient is a 30-year-od Chinese woman who is an acquaintance of the country's third confirmed case. The Chinese national had been placed into a self-quarantine before being diagnosed, the public healt..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-11
    "Thae Yong-ho, a former North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea in 2016, plans to run in the April 15 general elections here as a member of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), a party official announced Monday. Kim Hyong-o, head of the LKP's election candidate selection panel, said Thae has joined the conservative party for a race in a Seoul constituency and not in pursuit of a National Assembly seat from proporti..
  • Associated Press - 2020-02-11
    "The coronavirus will have an impact on the opening week of the Asian Champions League despite the absence of Chinese clubs. The champions from South Korea and Japan meet in the opening round on Wednesday, when extra precautions will mean that any fans wanting to watch Jeonbuk Motors against Yokohama F. Marinos will have to wear masks and have a temperature of under 37.5 Celsius to enter the Jeonju stadium." Read more from AP.
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-11
    "Three Korean citizens in mainland China were confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus, the Korean government said Monday. Kim Gang-lip, deputy head of the central disaster headquarters, told reporters that three members of a family staying in Qingdao, in the country's eastern province of Shandong, have tested positive for the virus, which has killed 904 people and infected nearly 41,000 in 29 countries over the past f..
  • BBC News - 2020-02-11
    "South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year's Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize. Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker. Brad Pitt and Laura Dern scooped the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively. Parasite won four awards in tota..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-10
    "South Korea will be competing in the Olympic women's basketball tournament for the first time in a dozen years this summer. South Korea grabbed the third and the final qualifying spot the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in a four-nation competition that wrapped up on Sunday in Belgrade, finishing behind China and Spain. Britain finished in last place as the only winless team."
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-02-10
    "A mother featured in an MBC documentary featuring her eight-month journey to reunited with her dead child through virtual reality has gone offline, saying she needed a break from the publicity. The mother, Jang Ji-seong, felt she had to shut down her blog, the producer of the documentary said on a radio show Friday. A video clip of the show uploaded on YouTube by the production team had garnered 6 million views as of Sunday."
  • KBS World - 2020-02-10
    "The number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections in South Korea has risen to 27. The quarantine headquarters of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said Sunday that a 51-year old South Korean man and his 37-year old Chinese wife have contracted the disease, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the nation to 27. Earlier in the day, the South Korean man's 73-year-old mother was confirmed to have bee..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-02-10
    "A transgender student, the first to gain admission to a women-only university in South Korea, has decided not to attend due to massive opposition from other students, according to media reports Friday. The 22-year-old transgender woman, who wished to remain anonymous, received an offer of admission from Sookmyung Women’s University’s law department last week, becoming the first transgender student to be admitted to a women-only univer..
  • Agence France-Presse - 2020-02-10
    "Thousands of couples -- some in facemasks -- tied the knot in a mass Unification Church wedding Friday, despite concerns in South Korea over the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The church founded by Sun Myung Moon -- revered as a messiah by his followers -- distributed face coverings to the 30,000 crowd, but only some donned them. The church went ahead with the event because it had been 'four years in the making' as part of ..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-07
    "South Korea on Friday confirmed another case of novel coronavirus infection, bringing the total here to 24, with the latest case involving a South Korean airlifted from the Chinese city of Wuhan last week. The 28-year-old South Korean man had been in quarantine at a state-run facility in Asan in central South Korea and started to suffer from a sore throat, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). The patie..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-07
    "South Korea will provide 2 trillion won (US$1.7 billion) in financial support to small merchants who are expected to take a hit from the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Friday. South Korea also plans to begin consultations with China's local governments to ask them to resume operations of their auto parts plants, Hong told a meeting with economic ministers. The move comes as the rapidly spread..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-07
    "GS HomeShopping suspended operations, Thursday, following confirmation that a staff member was infected with the new coronavirus. The company will not air its live shows until 6:00 a.m., Saturday. The infected employee is a family member of another patient, the 15th victim of the epidemic here who was diagnosed Sunday."
  • The Hankyoreh - 2020-02-07
    "The second of 19 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in South Korea to date was discharged on Feb. 5 after 13 days of hospitalization. He was the first individual deemed to have made a full recovery within South Korea. [The National Medical Center (NMC) in Seoul] explained that the decision to discharge the first fully recovered patient was made by the NMC’s 2019-nCoronavirus Clinical Task Force based on a combination of objective clinica..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-07
    "A Korean-Australian student has been asked to leave her boarding school in suburban Sydney amid fears of the new coronavirus from China. The Sydney Morning Herald, a local daily, reported Wednesday that the 10th grade student, surnamed Kim, from Korea, was forced to leave her dormitory at Ravenswood School for Girls ― even though she had not been to China since visiting Shanghai in October. The outbreak of the deadly virus began a month..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-06
    "Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo met with Indian officials and discussed ways to boost cooperation in the arms industry while attending a defense expo held in the South Asian country, his office said Thursday. The DEFEXPO 2020, one of Asia's largest defense expos, kicked off Wednesday for a run until Sunday in the Indian city of Lucknow, bringing together some 700 companies from around 30 countries, including 12 South Korean firms. ..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-06
    "South Korea on Thursday confirmed four more cases of novel coronavirus infections, bringing the total here to 23, with the latest patients all being placed under quarantine. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said of the four new cases, three are believed to be person-to-person transmissions involving South Korean nationals, with the other one being a Chinese woman who arrived in the country on Jan. 23. The public..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-06
    "In the run-up to the April 15 elections, new minor parties and organizations preparing to create political parties have sprung up. The number of political parties registered with the National Election Commission, the election watchdog, reached 39 as of Wednesday. The number of groups preparing to set up parties came to 22."
  • Korea JoongAng Daily - 2020-02-06
    “Chinese Ambassador Xing Haiming on Tuesday urged countries to make a 'scientific decision' based on the global health authority World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations against unnecessary interference in travel and trade, adding he would however refrain from further assessing of the Korean government measures to combat the virus. Korea from Tuesday restricted entry to foreigners who recently visited China’s Hubei Province..
  • CBS Los Angeles - 2020-02-06
    "A flight headed to Las Vegas from Seoul, South Korea was diverted Wednesday to Los Angeles International Airport over concerns that some of the passengers might have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. According to a spokesperson for Korean Air, the flight was diverted after it was confirmed that three passengers on the plane has been in China within 14 days of their departure from Seoul." Read more from CBS Los Angeles.

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