Category: Medical

Seoul reports first omicron cases

SEOUL– Three foreign students attending universities in Seoul have been confirmed to be infected with omicron, officials said Tuesday, signaling the highly contagious COVID-19 variant’s penetration into the capital.One foreign student each from Seoul …

Omicron variant ups economic uncertainty for S. Korea: KDI

SEOUL– The South Korean economy is on a modest recovery track, but it faces growing downside risks due to the spread of the new omicron COVID-19 variant, a state-run think tank said Tuesday.The country’s service industry improved on the back of the va…

North Korean dies of illness after taking counterfeit medicine

A North Korean man has died after taking fake medication for his flu-like symptoms, one of many such casualties as the country struggles with a severe medicine shortage, sources told RFA.Most medicines in North Korea are imported from China, but the tw…

Seoul stocks gain for 4th session on easing virus woes

SEOUL– South Korean stocks advanced for the fourth straight session Monday on easing woes over the impact of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The Korean won fell against the U.S. dollar.The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) ad…

Foreign ministry highlights COVID-19 diplomacy in white paper

SEOUL– South Korea stepped up diplomacy last year to deal with emerging challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and join global efforts to fight cross-border health threats, according to its annual diplomatic white paper published on Monday.The foreign …