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S. KOREA

110,688

Total Cases

1,775

Total Deaths

101,332

Total Recovered

7,581

Total Active Cases

+5

New Deaths

+542

New Cases


via japantoday03/26/2021

S Korea extends coronavirus distancing curbs as daily case count hits 1-month high - Japan Today

South Korea said on Friday it will extend its coronavirus distancing rules, which include an outside dining curfew and ban on gatherings of five or more people, for two weeks as its daily new cases hit a one-month high. The government decides whether to ease or tighten distancing curbs every…

via koreaherald03/26/2021

S. Korea to ease inflation pressure amid rising raw material prices - The Korea Herald

South Korea will step up efforts to ease growing inflationary pressure as hikes in global grain prices have jacked up prices of processed products, a senior government official said Friday. Vice First Finance Minister Kim Yong-beom also said the government plans to consider measures to ease financial burdens of businesses that have suffered from hikes in raw material prices. "People have felt higher price pres...

via koreaherald03/25/2021

S. Korea still facing upward curve as COVID-19 cases top 100,000 - The Korea Herald

South Korea's total virus caseload topped 100,000 on Thursday, about one year and two months after reporting its first confirmed case, as health authorities warned that the tally is expected to rise further amid sporadic cluster infections. The country reported 430 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the total caseload to 100,276, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). South Korea conf...

via finance.yahoo03/13/2021

UPDATE 1-S.Korea reports 3-week high 490 coronavirus cases - Yahoo Finance

South Korea reported a three-week high 490 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, with infections creeping higher as the authorities prepare for a broad vaccine rollout. The daily tally as of Friday midnight was up slightly from 488 the day before to the highest since Feb. 19, said the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). This brings the country's total coronavirus infections to 95,176 with 1,667 COVID-19 deaths.


via voanews02/24/2021

After Initially Leading World in COVID-19 Battle, Why Is South Korea Among Last Developed Nations to Start Mass Vaccinations? - Voice of America

After carrying out one of the world’s most successful initial coronavirus responses, South Korea this week begins COVID-19 vaccinations, making it one of the last developed countries to start mass inoculations.  Beginning Friday, South Korea will give the AstraZeneca vaccine to staff and some patients at nursing homes and similar facilities.

via koreaherald02/23/2021

COVID-19 makes S. Koreans less happy, economically more insecure: survey - The Korea Herald

South Koreans felt less happy last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with women, young adults, the elderly and low-income citizens affected the most, a state-run think tank's survey showed Tuesday. According to an annual survey on 8,336 adults by the Korea Institute of Public Administration (KIPA) from September to October of last year, people rated their happiness at an average of 6.4 points on a 10-point scale...

via koreaherald02/23/2021

S. Korea's 2020 growth ranks 3rd among major nations - The Korea Herald

South Korea's economic growth rate ranked third among major economies across the globe in 2020 despite an on-year contraction due to the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Tuesday. Asia's fourth-largest economy contracted 1 percent last year from a year earlier, but it posted the third-best performance among 15 major nations, according to the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)....

via finance.yahoo03/26/2021

South Korea's LG shareholders approve plan to spin off affiliates - Yahoo Finance

South Korea's LG Corp shareholders on Friday approved the company's plan to spin off five affiliates, which LG said would allow it to focus on existing core businesses such as electronics, chemicals and telecommunications services. LG announced in November that it would spin off a new holding company and transfer its holdings in LG International Corp, LG Hausys Ltd, Silicon Works Co Ltd, LG MMA Corp and Pantos Logistics Co into the new entity.

via finance.yahoo03/26/2021

China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, same as a day earlier - Yahoo Finance

China reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on March 25, in line with the previous day, the country's national health authority said on Friday. The National Health Commission, in a statement, said all of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 31 from 10 cases a day earlier.


via finance.yahoo03/12/2021

S.Korea reports 3-week high 490 coronavirus cases - Yahoo Finance

South Korea reported a three-week high 490 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, with infections creeping higher as the authorities prepare for a broad vaccine rollout. The daily tally as of Friday midnight was up slightly from 488 the day before to the highest since Feb. 19, said the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). This brings the country's total coronavirus infections to 95,176 with 1,667 COVID-19 deaths.

via gzeromedia03/10/2021

Hard Numbers: Russia slows down Twitter, “Bulldozer” infected, England’s costly COVID program, South Korea pays more for US troops - GZERO Media

3,168: Russia has slowed down Twitter's loading speed after accusing the social media platform of failing to meet a local media watchdog's request to remove 3,168 tweets about drugs, pornography, and suicide. Although the Kremlin says the move was meant to protect Russians' delicate sensibilities, i...

via latestly02/23/2021

South Korea Prime Minister Chung Sye-Kyun Says ‘No Relief Money for the Person Violating COVID-19 - LatestLY

Violating Covid rules are not eligible for an upcoming batch of emergency cash handouts, South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Tuesday. 🌎 South Korea Prime Minister Chung Sye-Kyun Says ‘No Relief Money for the Person Violating COVID-19 Regulations’.

via daijiworld02/23/2021

S Korea reports over 300 new Covid cases for 2nd day - Daijiworld.com

Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS): South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed below 400 for the second straight day Tuesday on fewer tests over the weekend, but authorities are vigilant over the rising reproduction rate amid eased social distancing measures and an increase in the number of patients infected with Covid-19 vari.....

via koreaherald02/23/2021

S. Korea's consumer sentiment rises for 2nd month in February - The Korea Herald

South Korea's consumer sentiment gained for a second straight month in February as a third wave of coronavirus infections showed signs of slowing down, central bank data showed Tuesday. The composite consumer sentiment index (CCSI) came in at 97.4 for February, up 2 points from the previous month, according to the data from the Bank of Korea (BOK). A reading below 100 means pessimists outnumber optimists. The lat...


via finance.yahoo03/25/2021

UPDATE 1-UK records 63 deaths from COVID-19, 6,397 new cases - Yahoo Finance

Daily death numbers have fallen sharply this month, along with daily hospital admission figures, but cases have remained elevated at around 5,000 to 6,500, perhaps driven by more testing being carried out in schools. The 6,397 new cases reported on Thursday compared with the 5,605 reported the day before, and daily cases have risen for the last five days.

via reuters03/23/2021

U.S. health body questions AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial data - Reuters

AstraZeneca may have released outdated information on its latest COVID-19 vaccine trial, giving an "incomplete" picture of its efficacy, a leading U.S. health agency said on Tuesday, casting doubt on the shot's potential U.S. rollout and plunging its developers, once again...

via koreaherald03/11/2021

S. Korea newly confirms 75 cases of emerging COVID-19 variants - The Korea Herald

South Korea has detected a total of 75 cases of "emerging" variants of the novel coronavirus since December, health authorities said Thursday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said these variants are different from the three most-known mutations from Britain, South Africa and Brazil that are known to be more transmissible. There is no indication yet whether these new strains are more...

via finance.yahoo03/02/2021

UPDATE 2-S.Korea investigates deaths of two who received AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - Yahoo Finance

South Korean authorities are investigating the deaths of two people, both with pre-existing conditions, who died within days of receiving AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca said it was aware of the investigation by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), but the safety of the vaccine has been extensively studied in clinical trials with data confirming it is generally well tolerated. "KDCA is conducting epidemiological surveys with relevant local authorities...to confirm any link with inoculation," KDCA Director Jeong Eun-kyeong told a briefing.

via sports.yahoo02/23/2021

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine gets nod in S.Korea from first of three expert panels - Yahoo Sports

The first of three expert panelsin South Korea reviewing a COVID-19 vaccine developed by PfizerInc and BioNTech gave its recommendation onTuesday for the government to approve the vaccine. The national pharmaceutical panel is planning to make itsrecommendation on Friday, the same day that South Korea willbegin its immunisation drive. High-risk individuals, prioritised at the start of thevaccination campaign, will be inoculated with a vaccinedeveloped by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

via koreaherald02/23/2021

S. Korea to begin inoculations this week, herd immunity by Nov. in question - The Korea Herald

South Korea will begin its first inoculations against the novel coronavirus later this week, health authorities said Tuesday, adding it might not be able to achieve herd immunity by November. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said it will launch the free inoculation program with British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca's vaccine Friday and with US pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc.'s vac...