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The Seoul Metropolitan Government has secured a budget to provide COVID-19 emergency relief funds to foreigners. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Thursday that the third supplementary budget bill for 2020 passed by the Seoul Metropolitan Council included items for emergency relief funds for foreigners. Since the city plans to secure the budget related to foreign...
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South Korea's new COVID-19 infections came below 20 (2)
All Seoul residents, with or without respiratory symptoms, can get tested for the novel coronavirus free of charge starting Monday as part of the city government’s drive to detect “silent” virus spreaders at an early stage. Previously, those who were asymptomatic had to pay about 160,000 won ($133) if their test results came back negative...
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Korea is aiming to develop treatments for COVID-19 by the end of the year and vaccines by next year, Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo said Wednesday, vowing to offer full support to promising pharmaceutical companies. “We will fully support promising companies and gather all the abilities of universities, research institutions, hospitals and the government...
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The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Philippines headed by Ambassador Han Dong-man, held a hand-over ceremony last May 22, 2020. There were 50,000 masks given as a support to the Korean War Veterans (PEFTOK) in prevention against the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The hand-over ceremony was attended by South Korean Ambassador to the...
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The South Korean government plans to put various systems developed to fight the coronavirus into packages available for export. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) and other agencies plan to organize a task force to export various K-quarantine technologies in the face of worldwide demand. The government plans to create an export package...
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South Korea added 13 new cases of the new coronavirus on Sunday with nightclub-linked infections showing signs of a slowdown over the weekend, health authorities said Sunday. The new cases, detected Saturday, brought the country’s total to 11,050, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). It marked the fewest daily cases...
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The health authorities renewed calls Tuesday for people who visited five Itaewon clubs between late April and early May to come forward for voluntary testing as officials struggle to trace those possibly infected with COVID-19 and others who could be asymptomatic carriers. “Once more we want to emphasize that if you went to an area...
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The Seoul city government on Saturday imposed an administrative order to effectively suspend business at clubs and bars in the city after recent infections in the city’s popular multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon put health authorities on alert over a possibly bigger outbreak. Under the order that has gone into effect immediately, all clubs, bars, “room...
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At least 18 cases of the novel coronavirus associated with a person who visited clubs and bars in Seoul’s popular multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon over the weekend have been confirmed, health authorities said Friday. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said additional people have been confirmed with COVID-19, including three foreign nationals...
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Baseball back in S. Korea as nation emerges from coronavirus pandemic_02
The scene was eerily quiet. If you were only trying to pick up some sound without seeing what was happening, you wouldn’t have guessed that you were at a baseball game. Maybe you could still have heard a pin drop, but as LG Twins left-hander Cha Woo-chan was getting ready to deliver his first pitch...
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