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  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-16
    "South Korea saw another downward trend in daily new infections of the novel coronavirus on Monday, but multiple small-scale cluster infections continued to emerge across the nation, keeping health authorities on edge. The 74 new cases, which were detected on Sunday, brought the nation's total infections to 8,236, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. Sunday's new cases marked the lowest number of dail..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-16
    "Another cluster transmission of the new coronavirus has infected 40 followers of a protestant church in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, municipal government said Monday, raising an alarm bell on the steady spread of cluster infections in the capital area. The city government of Seongnam said 40 members of Grace River Church, including the pastor and his wife, have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Sunday service about a week a..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-16
    "South Korea expanded its special quarantine procedures to arrivals from all European countries Monday over concerns about imported cases of the new coronavirus. The special screening measures at airports began to be applied to people coming from all European countries, up from the previous six -- Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Britain and the Netherlands -- at midnight. South Korea is also implementing similar measures for arrivals from C..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-16
    "Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha held a conference call with her counterparts from Canada and four other countries to discuss cooperation in fighting the new coronavirus, the foreign ministry said Monday.Kang and her Canadian, German, Brazilian, Italian and Australian counterparts -- Francois-Philippe Champagne, Heiko Maas, Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araujo, Luigi Di Maio and Maris Payne -- joined the 70-minute call Sunday night (Korea time). ..
  • Express - 2020-03-16
    'Dr Margaret Harris of the World Health Organisation told Katya Adler on BBC Radio 5 Live Politics South Korea had made "dramatic" changes to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. She explained citizens are sent a text message from the Government when a new case has been confirmed in addition to information regarding where the individual has recently been and what they did. She added this better allows the public to know if ..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-13
    "South Korea saw another decline in its daily new infections Friday, as massive testings in the southeastern city of Daegu, the epicenter of the new coronavirus here, were nearing an end, but health authorities were ramping up measures to contain cluster infections across the nation. The 110 new cases of the coronavirus, which were detected Thursday and marked the lowest number of daily infections in more than two weeks, brought the nation..
  • Associated Press - 2020-03-13
    "North Korean state media said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un has supervised another round of artillery exercises, the latest in a series of exercises believed aimed at boosting its fighting capability. The Korean Central News Agency said Kim guided an artillery firing competition between army units on Thursday. It said the competition was meant to evaluate the readiness of artillery forces and improve the form, program and method of artil..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-13
    "South Korea's financial markets were thrown into turmoil on Friday under growing panic sell-offs, with the benchmark stock index plunging over 8 percent to an 8 1/2-year low and the Korean won trading at a 4-year low against the U.S. dollar, as investors rushed to sell risky assets amid growing concerns over economic fallout from the new coronavirus outbreak. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price (KOSPI) Index extended losses to ..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-13
    "A former employee of Seoul Semiconductor was sentenced to an eight-month prison term suspended for two years after being found guilty of leaking trade secrets concerning company's light emitting diode (LED) technology. He was also given 120 hours of community service. The company said Thursday that the employee, surnamed Kim, acquired its LED technology while working as a researcher. He then sold it to one of the firm's clients,..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-13
    "A civic group that supports former Justice Minister Cho Kuk has fallen victim to a voice phishing scam that robbed it of about 400 million won ($332,000) donated by its supporters, according to police officials Thursday. A member of the group, identified only by his surname Kim, who has managed an account for support payments, reported the incident to the police in Seoul on Oct. 9. The swindler and the money have yet to be traced, though ..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-03-12
    "The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a lower court's not guilty verdict for a South Korean man accused of posting threatening messages on the White House website in 2015. The 38-year-old man, identified only as Lee, was indicted in 2015 on charges of posting two separate messages indicating an attempt to harm then-U.S. President Barack Obama's family and kill the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, using internet access from his h..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-12
    "South Korea recorded another drop in its daily new infections Thursday as massive testing of a religious sect's followers in the southeastern city of Daegu, the epicenter of the new coronavirus here, is nearing an end, but concerns are lingering over cluster infections in Seoul and its neighboring areas. The 114 new cases of the coronavirus, which were detected Wednesday and marked the lowest number of daily infections in more than t..
  • Korea JoongAng Daily - 2020-03-12
    "Don’t microwave your won. That may sound obvious, but the Bank of Korea is worried that people will do just that. So it issued a press release Wednesday to advise against the practice. It seems that people have been showing up at their banking institutions with burnt banknotes after trying to disinfect the notes in the microwave."
  • Korea JoongAng Daily - 2020-03-12
    "Retailers and infomercial networks have ordered their call center staff to either work from home or keep each other at arm’s length after a large cluster infection was traced back to a call center in Guro District, western Seoul, Tuesday. Given the nature of those workplaces, where hundreds of employees are talking virtually nonstop in a small space, call centers are considered especially vulnerable to the spread of airborne pathogens. ..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-03-12
    "President Moon Jae-in visited the disease control headquarters Wednesday to encourage health officials fighting the new coronavirus. Moon visited the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) in Cheongju, 140 kilometers south of Seoul, for the first time since the nation reported the outbreak of COVID-19 on Jan. 20. Moon commended the health authorities' fast testing and treatment, pointing out that Korea's contain..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-11
    "A Shincheonji follower jumped to her death in Jeongeup, North Jeolla Province, after a quarrel with her husband about her religion, police said Wednesday. It happened two weeks after another Shincheonji believer killed herself in Ulsan by jumping from her seventh-floor apartment after facing domestic violence that began with her husband's disapproval of her religion." Read more from The Korea Times.
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-11
    "Popular Korean American comedian Johnny Yune, whose Korean name is Yune Jong-seung, died in Los Angeles on March 8 (local time). He was 84. He had been receiving treatment in the U.S. after experiencing a brain hemorrhage in 2016."
  • Korea JoongAng Daily - 2020-03-11
    "Despite public outrage, singer Lee Seung-hyun - best known as Seungri formerly of boy band Big Bang - officially began his military duty on Monday at a basic training camp in Cheorwon, Gangwon. Lee will be assigned to his post after five weeks of basic training. Not long after that, he will be tried in a military court as an active soldier, as dictated by criminal law."
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-11
    "South Korea said Wednesday it failed to make any significant progress in its marathon overnight talks with Japan on ending their nine-month trade dispute. The 16-hour talks that ended early Wednesday morning came amid fresh tensions between the neighbors after they virtually closed their borders against each other over the global outbreak of the new coronavirus. South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the two sides ..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-11
    "South Korea reported 242 new cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, up from 131 new cases a day earlier, bringing the nation's total infections to 7,755. Confirmed cases showed no signs of a slowdown in the southeastern city of Daegu and capital Seoul. So far, 60 people, mostly elderly patients with underlying illnesses, have died in South Korea from the respiratory virus that emerged in China late last year, the Korea Centers fo..
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