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

North Korea inspects border after defector returns from South with coronavirus symptoms

North Korea’s nominal head of state inspected the locked down border town Kaesong after a defector suspected of having the coronavirus returned from South Korea, said state media, signaling serious … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea sees spike in new cases as U.S. states tighten controls

South Korea on Saturday reported more than 100 new coronavirus cases for the first time in four months while South Africa announced a surge in infections and some U.S. states … Read More

South Korea reports 113 new coronavirus cases, highest daily increase since March

South Korea reported 113 cases of the new coronavirus on Saturday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, the largest one-day increase since March, bringing the country’s … Read More

Online funeral to be held for Seoul mayor amid COVID-19 pandemic

The official funeral for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will be held online this week over coronavirus concerns, his funeral committee said Sunday. The announcement comes amid a heated social debate … Read More

South Korea’s capital eyes stronger restrictions as coronavirus cases climb

South Korea has reported 42 new infections of COVID-19 as infections steadily climb in the greater capital area, forcing authorities to consider stronger social restrictions. The figures announced by the … Read More

Coronavirus: Italy sees drop in deaths as cases in China stabilize

China has extended COVID-19 tests to newly reopened salons amid a drop in cases, while South Korea continues to face new infections after it eased social distancing rules to lift … Read More

South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?

Earlier this week, South Korea became the first country to officially announce a second wave of the novel coronavirus after a recent resurgence of cases. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the … Read More

Germany cautions coronavirus pandemic far from over as economies restart

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, as regional outbreaks gave rise to fears of a second wave. Two of the largest U.S. … Read More

China sees new coronavirus cases go down following outbreak in Beijing

China reported a further decline in newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, with 13 cases. Eleven were in Beijing, where mass testing has been carried out following an … Read More

Coronavirus cases surge as countries continue to ease lockdowns

The number of global coronavirus cases continued to surge Tuesday in many large countries that have been lifting lockdowns, including the U.S., even as new infections stabilized or dropped in … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea says it is battling ‘second wave’ of pandemic

Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a “second wave” of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea says it’s battling ‘second wave’ of pandemic

Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a “second wave” of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks … Read More

China sees first locally spread case of novel coronavirus in weeks

China reported the first local transmission of the novel coronavirus in Beijing in weeks on Friday after the capital has been gradually reopening during a sharp decline in new cases. … 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: Large Memorial Day crowds trigger warnings in the U.S.

Big crowds turned out for the Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. amid warnings from authorities about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge … Read More

‘New normal’ anything but as countries continue to slowly reopen amid coronavirus

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors in South Korea had their temperature checked and rubbed their hands with sanitizer as they returned to school Wednesday, many for the first … 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

COVID-19 cases linked to South Korean nightclub highlight fear of second wave

The difficulty in trying to reopen economies without rekindling coronavirus outbreaks was highlighted on Monday as concern grew in South Korea about a second wave of infections that was spread … Read More

Coronavirus: China, South Korea see spike in new cases of COVID-19

Both China and South Korea reported new spikes in coronavirus cases on Sunday, setting off fresh concerns in countries where local outbreaks had been in dramatic decline. Former U.S. President … 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

Coronavirus: Germany, South Korea report new cases as countries ease restrictions

Fresh coronavirus outbreaks at slaughterhouses in Germany and new cases reported Saturday in South Korea linked to a man who had visited multiple nightclubs highlighted the challenges authorities face as … Read More

Coronavirus: South Korea reports 18 new cases as Pakistan eases restrictions

South Korea reported 18 new coronavirus cases Saturday after bars and nightclubs were urged to close following a spate of infections, while Pakistan bowed to economic pressure and allowed some … 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

Temperature screening not always reliable to mitigate coronavirus risk, experts say

As Canada shifts towards returning to a new normal, temperature screening — an approach that uses a touchless scanner to measure a person’s body temperature — has been the subject … Read More

Coronavirus: Dozens of companies on wait-list to distribute test kits in Canada amid shortage

Every province and territory across Canada is asking for more COVID-19 test kits, but Health Canada has only approved 13 companies so far to import and distribute them — with … Read More

Track, isolate, communicate: Here’s how coronavirus strategies vary worldwide

Singapore, a tiny city-state of less than 6 million people, had one of the earliest and biggest clusters of cases of the coronavirus in early February, before it began its … Read More

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