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  • Al Jazeera - 2020-02-05
    "Hyundai Motor Company will suspend production in South Korea because the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the supply of parts, it said, becoming the first major carmaker to do so outside of China. The flu-like virus has killed more than 400 people, and its economic impact has spread beyond mainland China. Most of Hyundai's South Korean factories will be fully idled from February 7, 2020 with some production lines expected to restar..
  • BBC News - 2020-02-05
    "A South Korean court has told a local match organiser to compensate two fans after Cristiano Ronaldo did not play in a Juventus friendly as advertised. Fans were told the Portugal forward would play at least 45 minutes against a K-League all-star team last July, but he did not come off the bench. Organisers The Fasta have been ordered to pay 371,000 won (£240) to two fans."
  • Reuters - 2020-02-05
    "A South Korean woman has tested positive for coronavirus after visiting Thailand, South Korean officials said on Tuesday, the first foreign tourist reported to have been infected after a visit to the southeast Asian nation. The 42-year-old, identified only as Patient 16, flew back to South Korea on Jan. 19 after traveling in Thailand, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said in a statement. Treated since developing..
  • Reuters - 2020-02-05
    "South Korea’s antitrust watchdog has approved Danaher Corp’s (DHR.N) proposed $21.4 billion acquisition of General Electric’s (GE.N) biopharma division on condition that they sell certain assets to address monopoly concerns.The U.S. medical equipment maker Danaher got conditional EU approval in December for the deal after agreeing to sell five businesses to address worries
    about competition. GE (GE.N) agreed a year ago to sell ..
  • Korea JoongAng Daily - 2020-02-05
    “An 80-year-old woman suffering from dementia was abandoned by her daughter at a police station in Daegu. According to the Daegu Metropolitan Police Agency on Monday, a 57-year-old woman visited a police station in Suseong District, Daegu, with her 80-year-old mother at around 1:30 a.m. last Thursday. The woman told the police officers that she came to 'ask for advice regarding her mother’s problem.' About 10 minutes after the two..
  • The Korea Herald via the Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-02-04
    "A cold snap is expected to grip South Korea on Tuesday, sending morning lows to around minus 5 degrees Celsius in Seoul and below minus 10 degrees in some other areas, the weather agency said Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration expects to issue cold weather advisories for mountainous regions in Gangwon and North Gyeongsang provinces at around 11 p.m. Monday, as icy air from Siberia moves toward the Korean Peninsula. Snow is in..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-04
    "A growing number of schools here are postponing the start of their spring semesters to prevent the possible spread of the new coronavirus among children, according to the Ministry of Education, Monday. The move comes amid growing concerns over the infectious disease epidemic that has so far hospitalized 15 people here." Read more from The Korea Times.
  • The Korea Times - 2020-02-04
    "Hanjin Group Chairman and Korean Air CEO Cho Won-tae faced criticism for being onboard a chartered flight arranged by the government to bring back Korean citizens from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, according to industry officials Monday. Critics called Cho's decision to be on the flight an 'overaction' designed to improve his image ahead of an important general meeting of shareholders, as he apparently had no p..
  • Arirang News - 2020-02-04
    "The South Korean Navy has rescued an Iranian vessel near the Gulf of Oman. The defense ministry said its Cheonghae Unit helped the stranded Alsohail on Saturday around 5 PM Korea time, near the Oman's Muscat Port. The small oil vessel had been drifting there for a week due to a fuel shortage, after departing from Iran two weeks earlier."
  • BusinessKorea - 2020-02-04
    "The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on Feb. 1 that South Korea’s exports totaled US$43.35 billion in January this year, down 6.1 percent from a year ago. For reference, exports fell 5.2 percent year on year to US$45.72 billion in December last year. The ministry explained that last month’s decline is due to fewer business days rather than the Wuhan coronavirus."
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-03
    'Bong Joon-ho's black comedy "Parasite" won two titles, including best foreign language film, at this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. At the ceremony of the BAFTA Film Awards held at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sunday (British time), the awards of best original screenplay and best film not in the English language were given to "Parasite," which was nominated in six cat..
  • The Hill - 2020-02-03
    "U.S. military officials in South Korea announced on Sunday that a 14-day self-quarantine has been imposed on U.S. troops who have recently traveled to China, although it was emphasized there have been no known cases of service members visiting the areas of China hit hardest by the deadly coronavirus. The 14-day quarantine applies to any service members returning from mainland China to South Korea on or after Jan. 19, U.S. Forces Korea (US..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-02-03
    "South Korea on Sunday reported three more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total here to 15, with 87 people in quarantine for detailed checks, amid mounting concerns over person-to-person transmission. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said the 13th case involved a 28-year-old man who was one of the 368 Koreans that were brought back from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Friday." Read more from Yonhap.
  • Yonhap News Agency via The Korea Herald - 2020-02-03
    "With demand for masks surging amid fears over the new coronavirus, the government on Sunday announced plans to punish sellers who disturb the market. In a joint press briefing held by ministers, Food and Drug Safety Minister Lee Eui-kyung said the government is closely monitoring wholesalers and online retailers suspected of hiking prices excessively. The government plans to promptly revise the relevant regulations to punish such sellers ..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-02-03
    "The father of two children who were airlifted from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, voluntarily checked into the quarantine center in Asan to look after the kids, authorities said Sunday. The children, aged 8 and 10, were among the hundreds of Korean residents who were flown in from the city in Hubei province on Jan. 31 and are currently staying in isolation at two locations. Their mother could not accompany th..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-01-31
    "South Korea reported its seventh new coronavirus case Friday as the country is struggling to contain the rapid spread of the novel virus with enhanced quarantine efforts. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), a 28-year-old South Korean man who visited Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the virus outbreak, returned home via Qingdao on Jan. 23. But he did not show any related symptoms upon arriva..
  • Yonhap News Agency via The Korea Herald - 2020-01-31
    "K-pop superstar BTS has won the grand prize at this year's Seoul Music Awards for the third year in a row. At the award-presenting ceremony at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Thursday night, the septet received the highest honor for 'Map of the Soul: Persona,' released in April last year. But the band did not attend the event."
  • The Korea Times - 2020-01-31
    "The first evacuation plane carrying 367 South Koreans from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan arrived in Seoul on Friday, amid rising fears over the rapid spread of the deadly virus that has led the U.N. health agency to declare it a global public health emergency. The plane carrying about half of some 720 South Koreans who applied for evacuation landed at Gimpo International Airport in western Seoul at about 8 a.m. South Korea wan..
  • Al Jazeera - 2020-01-31
    "Angry South Koreans volleyed eggs and expletives on Thursday at a minister and officials trying to defuse their ire over plans to quarantine hundreds of citizens set to be flown home from the epicentre of a new coronavirus epidemic in China." Read more from Al Jazeera.
  • The Korea Times - 2020-01-31
    "Korea reported its first case of a human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus, Thursday, with the total number of confirmed cases rising to six, according to the government. The case has put the health authorities on even higher alert over the deadly virus, and is likely to force the government to come up with strengthened and more comprehensive quarantine measures than previous ones that have focused on controlling the entry to t..
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