Category: Medical

Air Force reports 5 additional coronavirus cases

SEOUL– The Air Force has reported five new coronavirus cases, the defense ministry said Sunday.An airman based in the central city of Cheongju was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 upon returning from vacation, and his colleague tested positive on…

New virus cases above 600 for 4th day; further surge in offing

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new virus cases stayed in the 600s for the fourth consecutive day Sunday as sporadic cluster infections popped up across the nation, complicating antivirus efforts.The country reported 606 more COVID-19 cases, including 585 …

S. Korea faces looming COVID-19 vaccine shortage

SEOUL– South Korea may soon face a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines as less than 10 percent of the country’s AstraZeneca vaccine doses are left, the health authority said Sunday, raising concerns over delays in the nation’s immunization schedule.The nati…

Late cardinal’s donated cornea to be used in medical research

SEOUL– The donated cornea of Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, the former archbishop of Seoul who passed away this week, will be used in medical research instead of being used in the treatment of others, a Catholic church official said Thursday.Cheong…

S. Korea calls for speedy shipment of Pfizer vaccine from EU

SEOUL– South Korea’s trade ministry said Thursday it has requested the European Union to continue to lend a hand for the stable shipment of COVID-19 vaccines made in the region without delay, as Seoul moves to speed up its inoculation program.Trade Mi…