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  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-10
    "A call center in southwestern Seoul has emerged as a minor cluster for COVID-19 infections Tuesday, with at least 34 people, including employees and their families, diagnosed with the contagious virus. A 19-story building in the neighborhood of Sindorim was closed down and disinfected late Monday after workers at a call center on its 11th floor were confirmed as patients, according to the Guro Ward. [N]umbers are feared to rise considerin..
  • Channel News Asia - 2020-03-10
    "South Korea, one of the worst-affected countries in the COVID-19 epidemic outside China, on Tuesday (Mar 10) reported fewer than 150 new cases for the first time in two weeks. A total of 131 infections were confirmed on Monday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. The rise in infections took its total to 7,513."
  • CNN - 2020-03-10
    "South Korea's top public health official hopes that the country has already gone through the worst of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has infected thousands inside the country. More than 7,300 coronavirus infections have been confirmed throughout South Korea, killing more than 50. It is one of the largest outbreaks outside mainland China, where the deadly virus was first identified. However, the number of new daily infections in ..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-10
    "A follower of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus ― the church whose members account for the majority of coronavirus patients here ― fled from the virus treatment center after assaulting a nurse and was later caught by police officers, according to Daegu city officials Monday. The officials said the 67-year-old ran into trouble with the law after refusing to enter a virus treatment center." Read more from The Korea Times.
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-10
    "Four soldiers killed in a fierce battle during the 1950-53 Korean War have been identified from their remains found inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), according to the defense ministry, Monday. A sergeant first class, a staff sergeant and two sergeants are believed to have died in the fourth battle that took place on Arrowhead Ridge, now inside the DMZ, about two weeks before a truce ending the Korean War was signed July 27, 1953."
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-09
    "South Korea's coronavirus caseload approached 7,400 on Monday, but the pace of new infections slowed after massive testings on members of a religious sect at the center of rapid spreading were completed. The 248 new cases, which were detected on Sunday, brought the nation's total number of infections to 7,382, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). Of the 248 new cases, which were detected on S..
  • Yonhap News Agency via The Korea Herald - 2020-03-09
    "South Korea and Japan began enforcing entry restrictions against each other's citizens ostensibly over new coronavirus concerns Monday, casting a pall over their relations already frayed by a protracted row over trade and wartime history. Tokyo suspended its visa waiver program for South Koreans and started asking them to stay at designated facilities for two weeks and refraining from using public transportation. In a tit-for-tat res..
  • Yonhap News Agency via The Korea Herald - 2020-03-09
    "Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday a fire at its semiconductor plant in South Korea will not affect its chip production. A fire broke out at Samsung's chip plant in Hwaseong, south of Seoul, late Sunday night and was completely extinguished early Monday morning, according to fire authorities. No casualties have been reported so far."
  • CNBC - 2020-03-09
    "North Korea has fired at least one unidentified projectile, the South Korean military said early Monday local time. Pyongyang has repeatedly fired projectiles over the past year and bragged about developing a new strategic weapon as relations with the Trump administration have soured. North Korea and the U.S. failed to restart talks at the end of last year, after Washington refused to respond to Kim Jong-Un’s demands for concessions.�..
  • Yonhap News Agency via The Korea Herald - 2020-03-09
    "A virus-hit apartment tower [in Daegu] has been under tight control as a third of its residents were infected with the new coronavirus, city officials said Saturday. According to the city's health authorities, 46 out 141 residents at the apartment block were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The city put the residential complex under group isolation."
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-06
    "South Korea reported 518 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, bringing the nation's total number of infections to 6,284, with most new virus infections still spiking in the southeastern city of Daegu, the epicenter of the virus outbreak here, and neighboring North Gyeongsang Province. So far, 42 people, mostly elderly patients with underlying illnesses, have died in South Korea from the respiratory virus that emerged in China late..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-06
    "Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its new flagship smartphone line has been officially launched globally as the South Korean tech giant hopes its latest handsets can drive the company's mobile business amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Sales of the Galaxy S20 series have started in 20 countries, including South Korea, the United States, Singapore and Vietnam, according to Samsung. It added that the new mobile devices will be ava..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-06
    "Japan will quarantine people coming from China and South Korea for two weeks on arrival to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the country's prime minister said Thursday. Abe said the measures were aimed at 'relieving people's concerns' and preventing a further spread of the virus. The government is calling for tourists from China, where the virus emerged, and South Korea, which has been hard hit by the outbreak..
  • TechCrunch - 2020-03-06
    "The South Korean National Assembly passed new legislation today that will provide a framework for the regulation and legalization of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges. In a unanimous vote during a special session of the legislature convened amidst the country’s worsening novel coronavirus situation, the representatives passed an amendment to the country’s financial services laws that would authorize Korea’s financial regulators ..
  • The Hankyoreh - 2020-03-06
    "The city of Weihai in China’s Shandong Province, which received a donation of 20,000 masks last month from the South Korean city of Incheon, has returned the favor by donating over 10 times the amount it’d received to its sister city of Incheon as the novel coronavirus outbreak in South Korea shows no signs of stopping. On Mar. 4, the city of Incheon announced that it’d received 201,370 masks from Weihai. The shipment of masks came ..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-05
    "South Korea's coronavirus caseload rose above 6,000 on Thursday, with most new virus infections still identified in the southeastern city of Daegu, the epicenter of the virus outbreak here. A third virus-stricken area near Daegu was designated as a 'special care zone.' The 322 new cases, which were identified over the past 16 hours on Thursday, brought the nation's total number of infections to 6,088, the Korea Centers..
  • Yonhap News Agency - 2020-03-05
    "North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a personal letter to President Moon Jae-in to express his support for South Korea to overcome the outbreak of the new coronavirus, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday. In the letter, delivered to Moon on Wednesday, Chairman Kim consoled South Koreans fighting the virus and wished for their good health, according to Yoon Do-han, Cheong Wa Dae's senior secretary for public communication. In return, Moon..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-05
    "The government conducted an administrative investigation search of the headquarters of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, linked to most COVID-19 infections here, to secure more precise lists of its followers and facilities nationwide, officials said Thursday. The investigation was started amid a growing controversy over the secretive sect's uncooperative attitude toward the government's desperate efforts to track down people expo..
  • The Korea Herald - 2020-03-05
    "A South Korean team on Thursday left for Vietnam to support more than 310 South Korean nationals quarantined there over fears of novel coronavirus. Consisting of officials mostly from the Foreign Ministry and the National Police Agency, the team will split into three groups and cover three different areas where Korean nationals are quarantined. 318 citizens were placed in isolation upon arrival in Vietnam at military facilities and hospit..
  • The Korea Times - 2020-03-05
    "Shincheonji ― the biggest culprit behind the coronavirus epidemic in South Korea ― has donated 12 billion won ($10.1 million) to help in the nationwide fight against the virus. The mysterious cult, led by the self-proclaimed messiah Lee Man-hee, 89, said Thursday the money had been delivered to Community Chest of Korea, a local charity, hoping it will be used to help contain the spread of coronavirus in Daegu and surrounding North Gye..
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