Korea News Digest

Military reports 383 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s military reported 383 additional COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 175,844, the defense ministry said.The new cases included 271 from the Army, 45 from the Air Force, 27 from the Marin…

Seegene develops diagnostic reagent for monkeypox

SEOUL– Seegene Inc., a South Korean molecular diagnostics company, said Tuesday it has developed a diagnostic reagent for the monkeypox virus and plans to supply it to countries where the virus is spreading.Seegene said NovaplexTM MPXV Assay can ident…

S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases tick up amid pandemic slowdown

SEOUL– South Korea reported an uptick in new coronavirus cases Tuesday, with the COVID-19 pandemic loosening its grip.The country added 9,896 new COVID-19 infections, including 119 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 18,339,319, the Korea Di…

Prosecution suspends ex-President Lee’s imprisonment

SUWON, South Korea– The prosecution suspended the imprisonment of former President Lee Myung-bak for three months due to health reasons Tuesday, more than a year and a half after the Supreme Court finalized a 17-year sentence for him for corruption.Th…

Military reports 206 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s military reported 206 additional COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 175,463, the defense ministry said.There were 153 new cases from the Army, 31 from the Air Force, 14 from the Navy, si…