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Korea COVID-19
South Korea plans to charge foreign patients infected with COVID-19 for their hospitalization and treatment costs, amid a surge in the number of imported cases involving foreign nationals. “We will make foreign patients pay the whole or part of the cost for their hospitalization, but will do so under the principle of reciprocity considering diplomatic...
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South Korea Coronavirus
At least three COVID-19 cases of secondary transmission from imported infections were confirmed across South Korea, health authorities said Friday, as the government grapples with a continued influx of the coronavirus infections from overseas. “There were some three to four cases involving those who came from overseas, which led to secondary transmission in the local...
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corona virus Korea
In a bid to curb the continuing rise in imported new coronavirus cases, South Korea plans to put more countries on its list of nations under tougher anti-virus quarantine measures, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Wednesday. “(The government) will make a decision today that will additionally designate countries with higher (virus) import risks as nations...
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Jeju island covid-19
South Korea said Wednesday it has adopted an alert system on the country’s 50 major beaches that will ban the entry of additional visitors in crowded areas to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. Under the measure, authorities will issue the “red” alert when the number of visitors at beaches exceeds the level in...
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seoul Corona
South Korea reported 10 additional coronavirus cases Saturday amid no new deaths linked with the disease. Ten more people in the country were diagnosed with COVID-19 the day before, bringing the total number of patients to 10,718, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). Four of them arrived from foreign countries,...
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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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mask shortage worldwide
The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization chief warned on Feb.7th. “The world is facing a chronic shortage of personal protective equipment,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the WHO‘s executive board in Geneva. He said he would be speaking to members of the supply...
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Diamond princess cruise
Separate entrances for people arriving from China have been established at Incheon International Airport in an effort to strengthen quarantine inspections to combat the further spread of the coronavirus into the country. The measure comes as part of the government’s decision on Feb.2nd to implement an entry ban on all non-Koreans who have visited Hubei...
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kimchi wuhan virus
With new cases of Coronavirus infection spreading around the world, attention is being attracted to Kimchi in the U.S. as the immune effects of Kimchi during the past SARS outbreaks have gone viral. According to Lucid Kitchen, a Korean F&B company, the sales event of Kimchi held at the JJ Grand Hotel in Korean town,...
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