Category: Medical

South Korea grants asylum to Angolan family

SEOUL, The Ministry of Justice has granted refugee status to an Angolan family with a Congolese background, citing the likelihood of persecution should they return home, officials said Saturday.The Refugee Council approved the application from Nkuka Lu…

Army boot camp in border town reports 22 new COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– Twenty-two draftees at an Army boot camp just south of the inter-Korean border have tested positive for COVID-19, the defense ministry said Friday.The newly enlisted soldiers at the boot camp of the Army’s Fifth Division in the border county of…

New infections back in 2000s after long weekend

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases surged to over 2,000 again after three days on Wednesday following a long weekend, amid concerns over the spread of the pandemic ahead of another extended weekend.The country added 2,028 more COVID-19 c…

S. Korea reports first ASF case in more than one month

SEOUL– South Korea on Wednesday reported its first African swine fever (ASF) case in more than a month, sparking concerns about the spread of the fatal animal disease in the country.The latest ASF case was reported from Inje, 165 kilometers east of Se…