Category: Medical

North Korea’s Kim Declares Victory in Battle Against COVID-19

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory in the battle against the novel coronavirus, ordering a lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, state media said on Thursday.North Korea has not revealed how many confirmed infections o…

Military reports 2,626 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s military reported 2,626 additional COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 230,264, the defense ministry said.The new cases included 1,868 from the Army, 276 from the Air Force, 208 from t…

S.Korea reports 151,792 new COVID-19 cases

South Korea recorded 151,792 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, taking the total number of infections to 20,845,973, the health authorities said Wednesday, Trend reports citing Xinhua.The daily caseload was up from 149,…

Deputy national security adviser resigns due to health reasons

Second Deputy National Security Adviser Shin In-ho resigned Sunday due to health reasons, a presidential official said Sunday.Shin tendered his resignation three weeks ago citing deteriorating health, and President Yoon accepted it on Saturday, Choi Yo…

S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases above 100,000 for 6th day

South Korea’s new COVID-19 cases exceeded 100,000 for the sixth straight day on Sunday as infections stayed high amid the spread of a highly contagious omicron subvariant and increased movement encouraged by eased social curbs and summer vacation.The c…

Military reports 1,480 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL, South Korea’s military reported 1,480 additional COVID-19 cases Saturday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 222,371, the defense ministry said.The new cases included 936 from the Army, 223 from the Air Force, 121 from the N…

5 killed, 44 injured in fire at hospital in Icheon

ICHEON, South Korea– Five people were killed and 44 others were injured Friday in a fire at a four-story building that contains a hospital in Icheon, some 50 kilometers southeast of Seoul, fire officials said.The fire broke out at 10:17 a.m. in the bu…

Military reports 1,835 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s military reported 1,835 additional COVID-19 cases Friday, raising the total caseload among its service members to 220,895, the defense ministry said.The new cases included 1,298 from the Army, 209 from the Air Force, 116 from the …

Unification minister meets with new U.S. ambassador

SEOUL– Unification Minister Kwon Young-se met with the new U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Philip Goldberg on Friday for discussions on North Korea and pending bilateral issues, officials said.Goldberg visited the ministry’s headquarters in central Seo…

Ferrari sales set to top 300 in S. Korea this year

SEOUL– Sales of Ferrari models are set to exceed 300 in South Korea this year amid growing demand for high-performance vehicles in Asia’s fourth-biggest economy, its importer said Friday.Forza Motors Korea Corp. (FMK), which imports Ferrari and Masera…