Category: Medical

Over 10 workers at Samsung R&D facility infected with COVID-19

SEOUL– Over 10 workers at a Samsung Electronics Co. local research and development (R&D) center were infected with COVID-19, but there has been no shutdown of the facility, industry sources said Tuesday.Twelve employees at the R5 R&D-focused building …

USFK reports 3 additional COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– Three people affiliated with U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), including a family member, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the U.S. military said Monday.One service member at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul, was c…

Ex-President Lee returns to prison after 6-day hospital stay

SEOUL– Former President Lee Myung-bak, who is currently serving a prison term on corruption charges, returned to prison Monday after staying in a hospital for six days for medical treatment, government officials said.Lee, who served as president from …

Daily infections dip to 1,400s amid no signs of letup

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases retreated to the 1,400s on Sunday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but the fourth wave of infections showed no signs of slowing down despite the adoption of the toughest virus curbs in the greater S…

265 members of virus-hit Cheonghae unit released from hospitals

SEOUL, A total of 265 out of 272 service members who had contracted the new coronavirus while on anti-piracy missions in waters off Africa were released from medical facilities Saturday after making full recoveries, the defense ministry said.All member…