South Korea scrambles to avoid hospital bed shortage amid new coronavirus surge

South Korea reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day on Friday, a level unseen in nearly nine months, as a third wave of infections spread … Read More

Growing deaths in South Korea spark fears over safety of flu vaccine program

South Korean officials refused to suspend the country’s seasonal flu inoculation program on Thursday, despite growing calls to do so following the deaths of at least 13 people who were … Read More

Man escapes coronavirus quarantine early in South Korea by breaking through wall

An Indonesian seaman bust out of a South Korean quarantine facility by breaking through a wall a day before he was due to complete a mandatory two weeks in isolation, … Read More

South Korea seeks $4 million in damages from church accused of coronavirus spread

The metropolitan government in South Korea’s capital Seoul said on Friday it would seek 4.6 billion won (US$4 million) in damages against a church for causing the spread of the … Read More

South Korea to see tougher measures as new coronavirus outbreak spreads from capital

South Korea said on Saturday it will roll out tougher social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of coronavirus nationwide as it battles a new outbreak of the disease spreading … Read More

South Korea sees highest daily rise in new coronavirus cases since early March

South Korea reported on Wednesday its highest daily rise in novel coronavirus cases since early March as outbreaks from churches around the capital spread, prompting a warning of a nationwide … Read More

South Korea arrests head of religious sect linked to 36% of country’s coronavirus cases

South Korean authorities arrested the founder of a secretive Christian sect at the center of the country’s largest outbreak of COVID-19 infections on Saturday for allegedly hiding crucial information from … Read More

Surge of coronavirus cases across the U.S. raise fears that progress is slipping

Alarming surges in coronavirus cases across the South and West raised fears Monday that the outbreak is spiraling out of control and that hard-won progress against the scourge is slipping … Read More

Coronavirus cases surge in India, U.S. but slow in China and Korea

The world saw the largest daily increases yet in coronavirus cases, with infections soaring in India’s rural villages after migrant workers fled major cities. India’s coronavirus caseload climbed by nearly … Read More

South Korea coronavirus cases rise by highest number since early April

South Korea reported 79 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the most since April 5 and the third straight day of rising infections, raising the specter of a second wave of … Read More

Coronavirus: India, South Korea see jump in new cases as U.S. nears 100,000 deaths

South Korea reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday and India saw another record single-day jump of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic expanded … Read More

South Korea promises more privacy as it tracks contacts of new coronavirus cases

South Korean health authorities said on Thursday they would revise their practice of publicizing the travel routes of coronavirus patients due to fears of a backlash against people who attended … Read More

South Korea sees spike of 34 new coronavirus cases after outbreak involving nightclubs

South Korea reported 34 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest daily number in a month, after a small outbreak emerged around a slew of nightclubs that a confirmed patient … Read More

South Korea experts say ‘reinfected’ coronavirus cases appear to be false positives

South Korean health authorities raised new concerns about the novel coronavirus after reporting last month that dozens of patients who had recovered from the illness later tested positive again. The findings … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea, China slowly resume public events as new infections drop

China and South Korea, which had early, intense outbreaks of the coronavirus, together reported only four new infections Tuesday and were slowly resuming public events after months of containment efforts. … Read More

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