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S. KOREA

74,262

Total Cases

1,328

Total Deaths

61,415

Total Recovered

11,519

Total Active Cases

+12

New Deaths

+344

New Cases


via news.yahoo01/14/2021

WorldView: WHO scientists in Wuhan to investigate coronavirus; Ugandans vote in tense election - Yahoo News

Ten scientists from the World Health Organization have landed in Wuhan, China, to investigate how the novel coronavirus jumped from animals to humans. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft met virtually with Taiwan's leader, despite anger from China. Ugandans went to the polls for a presidential election. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab has today's headlines from around the world.

via koreaherald01/12/2021

Evangelical church emerges as new hotbed of coronavirus infection in S. Korea - The Korea Herald

An evangelical church in a central city has emerged as a new hotbed of infections amid a downturn in the daily number of coronavirus cases in the country, health authorities said Tuesday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said a total of 576 cases across the nation were linked to BTJ Center for All Nations in Sangju, 270 kilometers southeast of Seoul, as of midnight. Out of 2,800 people who vis...

via koreaherald01/11/2021

S. Korean bond sales soar 23% in 2020 - The Korea Herald

Bond issuance in South Korea shot up more than 23 percent in 2020 due to a surge in government debt sales to tackle the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, data showed Monday. The value of bonds issued in Asia's fourth-largest economy came to 844.7 trillion won ($774 billion) in 2020, up 23.2 percent from the previous year, according to the data from the Korea Financial Investment Association. The spike was attrib...

via koreaherald01/11/2021

S. Korea's exports fall 15% in first 10 days of Jan. - The Korea Herald

South Korea's exports declined 15.4 percent on-year in the first 10 days of January, customs data showed Monday, amid the prolonged fallout from the new coronavirus outbreak. The country's outbound shipments stood at $11.2 billion in the Jan. 1-10 period, compared with $13.2 billion a year earlier, according to the data from the Korea Customs Service. Imports decreased 22.9 percent on-year to $11.8 billion in the 1...


via koreaherald01/10/2021

New virus cases stay below 700 for 3rd day despite steady cluster infections - The Korea Herald

South Korea's new coronavirus cases remained at the 600 mark for the third consecutive day on Sunday as social distancing measures had a slight effect despite steady cluster infections. The country added 665 more COVID-19 cases, including 631 local infections, raising the total caseload to 68,664, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). The figure was slightly up from a one-month low of...

via koreaherald01/06/2021

S. Korea, US conduct combined air exercise amid coronavirus - The Korea Herald

South Korea and the United States conducted their wintertime combined exercise last month amid concerns over the new coronavirus pandemic, a military source said Wednesday. The allies held a scaled-back version of their original wintertime drills, codenamed Vigilant Ace, from Dec. 7-11, involving fighters, such as F-15K and KF-16 jets from South Korea and F-16s from the US, according to the source. The annual Vigil...

via finance.yahoo12/28/2020

S.Korea sets $8.5 bln package to fight new coronavirus wave - finmin - Yahoo Finance

South Korea unveiled a fresh 9.3 trillion won ($8.49 billion) package on Tuesday to support small businesses hit by a third wave of coronavirus and those vulnerable to unemployment due to the outbreak. Of the total package, 5.6 trillion won will be used to fund cash handouts to coronavirus-struck small businesses, temporary or freelance workers and taxi drivers affected by the prolonged pandemic, the finance ministry said. The ministry said the cash handouts will be offered starting from Jan. 11, and expects that the latest measures could help around a total 5.8 million people.

via worldoil01/14/2021

South Korea lobbies Qatar for aid in recovering tanker seized by Iran - WorldOil

Choi traveled to Doha from Tehran after fruitless talks over the South Korean-flagged Hankuk Chemi, an oil-products tanker detained by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Jan. 4. He also discussed billions of dollars of Iranian money trapped in South Korea due to U.S. sanctions.

via koreaherald01/12/2021

S. Korea in talks to buy additional vaccines of different platform: PM - The Korea Herald

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Tuesday that the government is working to purchase additional coronavirus vaccines of a different platform to better ensure the safe inoculation of the public. "The government has been working to purchase an additional quantity of vaccines of another platform and has seen substantial progress," Chung said during an interagency meeting on the COVID-19 response held at the ...


via koreaherald01/11/2021

State bonds worth W48tr to mature this year: gov't data - The Korea Herald

South Korean state bonds worth nearly 48 trillion won ($44 billion) are slated to mature in 2021, with the amount rising further in the next couple of years due to more fiscal spending to weather the coronavirus fallout, government data showed Monday. Treasurys worth 48.2 trillion won, including state debt and inflation-indexed bonds, are scheduled to come due this year, according to the data from the finance minist...

via koreaherald01/11/2021

S. Korea's power sales dip 2.4% in Jan.-Nov. on coronavirus impact - The Korea Herald

South Korea's electricity consumption fell more than 2 percent in the first 11 months of 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Monday. Power sales in Asia's fourth-largest economy came to 464,243 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in the January-November period, down 2.4 percent from a year earlier, according to the data from state utility Korea Electric Power Corp. (Kepco). Electricity sales are thus project...

via koreaherald01/08/2021

WHO chief seeks S. Korea's continued cooperation against coronavirus: Cheong Wa Dae - The Korea Herald

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a letter to President Moon Jae-in and requested South Korea's continued support for the global fight against COVID-19, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. In the letter, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the rollout of new vaccines has given hope for the termination of the pandemic, according to Moon's spokesman Kang Min-seok. Tedros was quoted...

via koreaherald01/04/2021

S. Korea's wine imports hit new high in 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak - The Korea Herald

South Korea's wine imports soared to a record high in 2020 as more people enjoyed drinking and partied at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, government data showed Monday. South Korea imported $239 million worth of wines in the January-November period last year, much higher than the $204 million for the whole of 2019, according to the data by the Korea Customs Service. If the December numbers are included, last ...

via wsiltv12/26/2020

The Latest: South Korea sees surge in coronavirus cases - WSIL TV

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported another new 1,132 cases of the new coronavirus as its resurgence worsened over Christmas week, putting greater pressure on the government to enforce stricter physical distancing controls. The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Saturday brought the country’s caseload to 55,902. The


via koreaherald01/11/2021

Optimism grows as S. Korea records lowest number of cases in 41 days - The Korea Herald

South Korea is mulling whether to readjust its social distancing rules as optimism rises from a continued fall in the daily count of new coronavirus cases. The country on Monday saw 451 new COVID-19 cases -- 419 locally transmitted and 32 from overseas -- raising the total number of cases recorded here to 69,114, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. Monday’s tally is the lowest figure...

via koreaherald01/11/2021

42 USFK-affiliated people test positive for coronavirus - The Korea Herald

Forty-two people affiliated with the US military, including 37 service members, have tested positive for the new coronavirus upon their arrival in South Korea, US Forces Korea (USFK) said Monday. Of the total, eight service members and a dependent arrived at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul, on government-chartered flights while 29 service members, a civilian and three dependents arrived her...

via koreaherald01/11/2021

Hyundai halts plant in S. Korea on coronavirus case - The Korea Herald

Hyundai Motor Co. said it halted operations at one of its domestic plants Monday morning as an employee was infected with the new coronavirus. Hyundai Motor suspended its Asan plant, which produces the Sonata and Grandeur sedans, at 6:45 a.m., and the suspension will continue until 3:30 p.m., a company spokesman said over the phone. Hyundai has adjusted production at its local plants since early last year when the ...

via koreaherald01/10/2021

S. Korea to kick-off 3rd round of emergency cash handouts Monday - The Korea Herald

South Korea plans to kick off a 4.1 trillion won ($3.7 billion) emergency cash handout program Monday to offer up to 3 million won to small business owners, freelancers and special contract laborers hit by the third wave of coronavirus here, the Finance Ministry said Sunday.  Roughly 2.5 million small business owners and self-employed individuals, or almost 90 percent of the country’s total, are eligible for ...

via koreaherald01/08/2021

[Graphic News] S. Korea's wine imports hit new high in 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak - The Korea Herald

South Korea’s wine imports soared to a record high in 2020 as more people enjoyed drinking and partying at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, government data showed.  South Korea imported $239 million worth of wine in the January-November period last year, much higher than the $204 million for all of 2019, according to the data by the Korea Customs Service.  If the December numbers are included, last y...

via news.yahoo01/03/2021

S.Korea says third wave of coronavirus being contained, fewest infections in nearly 4 weeks - Yahoo News

SEOUL (Reuters) -A South Korean health official said on Sunday that a third wave of the novel coronavirus is being contained, as it reported the lowest number of new infections in nearly four weeks with the help of tougher restrictions during the New Year holiday season. New cases for Saturday numbered 657, much lower than 824 the day before, but bringing the country's total cases to 63,244 with 962 deaths, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). "The latest third wave of coronavirus spread is being contained as a result of expanded COVID-19 testing (recently) and strengthened distancing measures," Sohn Young-rae, a senior health official, told a briefing.