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South Korea to allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus

South Korea to allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus

BISHKEK: Korea will allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus, the South Korean embassy in Kyrgyzstan reported. “In connection with an increase in cases of coronavirus infection in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Korean Government, aware of the lack of medical equipment and the need to improve medical services to combat coronavirus in the Kyrgyz Republic, has […]

South Korea to take legal actions against churches violating coronavirus guidelines

South Korea to take legal actions against churches violating coronavirus guidelines

SEOUL: South Korea will take legal action against some Protestant churches for violating the government’s guidelines for preventing the massive spread of the new coronavirus, the prime minister said Monday. As part of the government’s drive for stricter social distancing, health authorities advised churches to follow quarantine measures, including keeping the distance between followers at least […]

South Korea to start clinical trial to treat severe COVID-19 cases

South Korea to start clinical trial to treat severe COVID-19 cases

By Sang-Ki Lee AsiaN CEO & Publisher AJA Founder President  Seoul: In the midst of unprecedented chaos resulting from the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, South Korea is expected to start a clinical trial to treat the severe COVID-19 cases relying on mechanical ventilators with stem cell therapy. Dr Jeong Chan Ra, chairman of Biostar Stem Cell […]

Trump introduces drive-through tests after questioning effectiveness in South Korea

Trump introduces drive-through tests after questioning effectiveness in South Korea

By Lee Haye-ah Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump has introduced drive-through tests as part of efforts to fight the coronavirus, a week after he questioned the effectiveness of the method widely used in South Korea. Trump made the announcement during a White House press conference at which he declared a national emergency to fight the […]

One month into outbreak, people in South Korea adjust to changes

One month into outbreak, people in South Korea adjust to changes

By Lee Minji  Yonhap SEOUL: It all began on Jan. 20. South Korea reported its first case of the new coronavirus which emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and can cause pneumonia-like illness. As the days went by, the number of patients began to rise, with fears over the little-known disease also spreading […]

New coronavirus changes everyday life in South Korea

New coronavirus changes everyday life in South Korea

Seoul: Eleven days after South Korea confirmed its first case of a new type of coronavirus, concerns over the contagious disease have permeated everyday life, affecting people in different corners of the country. Lee Ki-eun, mom to an 11-month-old toddler, is one of them. “I didn’t think much of the (outbreak) last week, but it […]

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensation “Parasite” earned six nominations, including best picture, for the upcoming Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean movie to compete at the world’s biggest film event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its final list of nominations for the 2020 Oscars Awards, to be held on Feb.ruary 9. […]

South Korea’s exports largely unaffected by Mideast tension

South Korea’s exports largely unaffected by Mideast tension

Seoul: South Korea said Friday the lingering uncertainties in the Middle East sparked by U.S.-Iran tensions are expected to have only a limited impact on its exports but vowed swift countermeasures if there is increased volatility. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy organized a meeting with related institutions, including the Korea Trade Insurance Corp. […]

Koreans greet new year with bell-ringing ceremonies nationwide

Koreans greet new year with bell-ringing ceremonies nationwide

Seoul: South Korea welcomed the new year with traditional bell-ringing ceremonies in Seoul and other cities nationwide at midnight Tuesday. The most attention-grabbing bell-ringing ceremony took place at Bosingak Belfry in Jongno, central Seoul, as several prominent celebrities rang the bell 33 times amid cheers from tens of thousands of citizens gathered to celebrate the […]

Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Manama: South Korea’s Ambassador to Bahrain Hyunmo Koo has opened the sixth edition of the Korea Cinema weeks. Diplomatic, artistic and social figures attended “Extreme Job”, an action comedy film directed by Lee Byeong-heon, the first of four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles […]

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