Category: Medical

S. Korea confirms 321 cases of emerging COVID-19 variants

SEOUL– South Korea has identified a total of 321 cases of “emerging” variants of the novel coronavirus since December, health authorities said Tuesday.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said these variants are different from the th…

S. Korea considering various ‘vaccine swap’ options with U.S.

SEOUL– A “vaccine swap” agreement that South Korea is looking at with the United States could be a loan deal in which the country receives surplus COVID-19 vaccines from the U.S. and gives the same amount back later, sources said Tuesday.Foreign Minis…

AstraZeneca vaccines for 3.5 mln people to arrive in May-June

SEOUL– South Korea will bring in another 7 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines, enough for 3.5 million people, between May and June, health authorities said Monday.AstraZeneca vaccines will make up about 60 percent of the country’s rollou…