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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Fri, February 23, 2024 | 12:26
Third batch of Wuhan evacuees arrive in Korea
The third batch of evacuees from Wuhan in China, numbering 147, arrived in Korea, Wednesday, and all, but seven, were moved to the Korea Defense Language Institute in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province for a two-week-long quarantine.
Seoul city offers coronavirus information in 12 languages
The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Tuesday it is providing information and consultations in 12 languages to foreign residents of the capital regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
Justice minister defends decision to block indictment disclosure
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae defended herself Tuesday over her controversial decision to stop disclosing the full text of indictments involving President Moon-Jae-in's close allies, saying it was necessary step.
Coronavirus also found in bats in Korea
The spread of the new coronavirus here is shedding light on a study that detected a type of coronavirus in bats living on the Korean peninsula.
'Korea should brace for more coronavirus infection cases'
Korea will continue to grapple with new cases of coronavirus infection in the coming weeks, if not months, as more people than previously estimated have come into contact with infected patients, according to medical experts, Thursday.
Working pregnant women on edge over coronavirus outbreak
An increasing number of pregnant women who hold down jobs are expressing concerns over the rapidly-spreading coronavirus, with some calling on the government to force their employers to allow them to work from home.
Seoul city inspects restaurants for bat meat consumption
The Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted a rare inspection of restaurants in the city's three major traditional markets, Wednesday, for the possible illegal consumption of bat meat, as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of a coronavirus, according to city officials.
Gov't under mounting pressure to extend entry ban
Medical experts renewed their criticism of the government Wednesday, urging it to extend an entry ban for foreigners beyond China, as four out of the total of 19 coronavirus cases here have been confirmed to involve people who traveled to Thailand, Singapore and Japan, not China.
Myeongdong feels fallout from coronavirus outbreak
In Myeongdong, one of the most famed tourist spots in Seoul, people are feeling the fallout from the new coronavirus outbreak heavily. A new case was confirmed in Korea, Tuesday, pushing the total number of infections to 16; while in China, the epicenter of the outbreak, 425 people have died, and Hong Kong confirmed its first fatality from the virus the same day.
Calls grow for outright entry ban of Chinese
The government plan to ban the entry of foreigners who've been to Hubei Province, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, will be ineffective, according to medical experts, Monday. They called for an outright entry ban on all people coming from China. “The government's measure is ineffective because the Chinese government has already banned people in Hubei from ...