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More than half of people who have been infected with novel coronavirus in South Korea have recovered, figures released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed Saturday. As of midnight Saturday, the country’s accumulated number of cases stood at 9,478 — 4,811 of whom had fully recovered, with 4,523 still sick and...
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This is part of the interview with Dr. Hakim Dajballah, the New York-based virology expert. Dr. Hakim Dajballah, a New York-based virology expert, told The Korea Times Monday that he is seeing the beginning of the tail end of the coronavirus epidemic in Korea. Talking from New York over the phone, the former head of...
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Reusable cups are in vogue for reducing waste but are no longer welcome at Starbucks cafes over fears of the coronavirus, the coffee chain announced. “We are pausing the use of personal cups and ‘for here’ ware in our stores,” executive vice president Rossann Williams said in a statement Wednesday, adding that Starbucks would honor...
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us travel ban
The United States is unlikely to apply its highest travel advisory to all of South Korea, a U.S. business lobby said March 5th, citing Seoul’s aggressive efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Last week, the U.S. raised its travel advisory for Daegu to Level 4, the highest level, urging Americans not to travel to the...
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A month ago, a plethora of articles filled almost every newspaper, arguing the coronavirus (now Covid-19) was being exaggerated. A month on and the writers responsible for those articles are likely wishing they could retract them. If we had expectations of what Covid-19 might become, for many of us, those expectations have been surpassed. The...
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army coronavirus
Donations for Korea’s fight against coronavirus led by BTS fans, collectively known as “Army,” exceeded 400 million won ($334,000) over the weekend, according to the Korea Disaster Relief Association on Monday. As of 10 a.m., 9,230 donations worth a combined 425.3 million won had been given to the organization under names such as “Bulletproof Boy...
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Diamond princess cruise
South Korea will bar entry of foreign nationals who were aboard the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan, officials here said today, as passengers began to disembark the Diamond Princess, where over 540 have been infected so far. “There are possibilities that the passengers could enter Korea (en route to their home countries). In such cases,...
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Coronavirus Wuhan
Five evacuees who showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus upon arrival in Seoul from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Feb.12th have all tested negative for the illness, health authorities announced today(Feb.13th). After being airlifted from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus yesterday morning, they were transferred to a hospital directly for virus checks. The...
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wuhan virus
South Korea today confirmed one more case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total here to 28 with 4 of them discharged after being fully recovered. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said the latest patient is a 30-year-od Chinese woman who is an acquaintance of the country’s third confirmed case. The...
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South Korea reported four more cases of the new coronavirus today(Jan.31th), bringing the total number of infected people to 11 as the country struggles to contain the outbreak that is sweeping across the world. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the eighth case involved a 62-year-old South Korean woman who...
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