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Chun’s commander warned South Korea could end up like Vietnam unless Gwangju uprising quelled: U.S. documents

Chun’s commander warned South Korea could end up like Vietnam unless Gwangju uprising quelled: U.S. documents

SEOUL: The martial law commander at the time of South Korea’s 1980 pro-democracy uprising warned the then-U.S. ambassador that the country could end up a communist nation like Vietnam unless the revolt was quelled, declassified U.S. documents showed Friday. The commander, Gen. Lee Hui-sung, also tried to justify the martial law’s expansion during the meeting […]

Zero infections: Small cities in South Korea vigilant to defend coronavirus-free status

Zero infections: Small cities in South Korea vigilant to defend coronavirus-free status

SEOUL: South Korea has proved that it stands at the bleeding edge in the global war to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. The government’s decisive and unwavering efforts to administer massive, non-stop tests since the early stages of the crisis have paid off handsomely — with the nation reporting zero new local cases […]

South Korea reports zero local infections for first time in 72 days

South Korea reports zero local infections for first time in 72 days

SEOUL: South Korea marked the first time in 72 days that local infections have fallen to zero. The four cases of the new coronavirus reported on Thursday were all imported ones and brought the total to 10,765. It was the first time since February 18 that no locally infected cases have occurred. It also marked […]

With eased social distancing, South Koreans imagine post-coronavirus life

With eased social distancing, South Koreans imagine post-coronavirus life

SEOUL: When South Korea reported its first case of the new coronavirus on Jan. 20, little was fathomed about how this virus would change life. Three months into the virus outbreak, what was once deemed a regional virus has developed into a global pandemic, reshaping how people work, rest and live. In South Korea, where […]

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 […]

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