South Korea reports highest daily COVID-19 case rise in two months

South Korea recorded 79 new cases on Thursday, the largest daily rise in two months. It followed 40 new cases on Wednesday, the highest figure since April 8. At least 82 cases so far this week have been linked to a fresh cluster at at an e-commerce warehouse in Bucheon, just to the west of … Read more South Korea reports highest daily COVID-19 case rise in two months

South Korea sees biggest daily surge in cases in seven weeks

South Korea has reported 40 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily surge in seven weeks. The majority of them are related to the recent nightclub outbreak in Seoul. A new cluster has also been identified at an e-commerce logistics center in Bucheon, west of the capital. At least 36 people tested positive and over 3,600 … Read more South Korea sees biggest daily surge in cases in seven weeks

The South Korean Samsung protester living in the sky – BBC News

For nearly a year, 61-year-old Kim Yong-hee, has being living on a 20m high traffic tower in the centre of Seoul, South Korea. It’s the latest in a quarter-century of protests Mr Kim has made, fighting for workers’ rights at Samsung. Kim Yong-hee says he was fired by the global tech giant nearly 30 years … Read more The South Korean Samsung protester living in the sky – BBC News

South Korea Restarts Schools as the Coronavirus Spread Slows Down

After an unprecedented five-month break, South Korean students are returning to their classrooms as government health officials declared that the country may have avoided a “second wave” of Covid-19 infections. The schools are reopening in stages, with high school seniors returning first on Wednesday and middle and elementary students slated to go back to school … Read more South Korea Restarts Schools as the Coronavirus Spread Slows Down

‘We tried to add some fun’: FC Seoul apologises for sex doll supporters

IN THE PAPERS – Tuesday, May 19: We look at reactions to Donald Trump’s “stunning” claim that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment for Covid-19. The fiancé of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has warned England’s Premier League against letting the Saudi Crown Prince buy Newcastle United, saying it would “stain” their image. Plus, … Read more ‘We tried to add some fun’: FC Seoul apologises for sex doll supporters

Hard lessons after S. Korea coronavirus spike

After weeks of nearly no new locally transmitted cases, a new spike in infections rocked South Korea, mostly centered around nightclubs in the capital city. #Seoul has been working hard to stem a second wave. There’re crucial questions regarding fighting the pandemic in the next stage. How can we strike a balance between saving jobs … Read more Hard lessons after S. Korea coronavirus spike

Seoul cluster heightens fears of second wave of outbreak in South Korea

In South Korea, fears of a second wave of infections have been heightened, after a cluster linked to a popular nightlife district in the capital Seoul. The country reported 29 new cases on Thursday, 20 of which are from the outbreak connected to clubs in the Itaewon area. A total of 131 cases have been … Read more Seoul cluster heightens fears of second wave of outbreak in South Korea

Infection spike: South Korea’s pandemic lessons

A new spike in confirmed COVID-19 infections hit South Korea. Most of the cases were traced to clubs in Seoul’s Itaewon district, after a 29-year-old man who did the rounds there in early May tested positive. Health authorities said Tuesday that infections linked to the area exceeded a hundred nationwide.The country has again raised its … Read more Infection spike: South Korea’s pandemic lessons

South Korea’s LGBTQ Community Facing Heat Over New Flare-Up in Cases Tied to Clubs

A potential second wave of coronavirus infections could be possible in South Korea after confirmed cases suddenly increased after a lull, with a surge tied to nightclubs in Seoul. The total number of cases linked to nightclubs in Itaewon in Seoul, visited by a 29-year-old patient earlier this month, increased to 54 as of noon … Read more South Korea’s LGBTQ Community Facing Heat Over New Flare-Up in Cases Tied to Clubs

COVID-19 | Threat of a second wave of pandemic is getting real

Authorities of China’s #Wuhan are planning to test all residents within the next 10 days for #COVID19 as new cases emerge in the city after strict lockdown measures were lifted. South Korea also registered a spike in new cases starting from last week, country’s authorities link it to nightclubs and bars functioning in Seoul. Subscribe … Read more COVID-19 | Threat of a second wave of pandemic is getting real

South Korea’s Coronavirus Battle Faces Homophobia

The “come forward, get tested” strategy that’s helped South Korea contain the coronavirus has run into an obstacle: the country’s longstanding homophobia. Following an outbreak linked to clubs, several of them frequented by gay customers, health officials are trying to track more than 5,500 people who visited the bars between April 24 and May 6. … Read more South Korea’s Coronavirus Battle Faces Homophobia

South Korea police promise anonymity to track outbreak in gay clubs

South Korean authorities said Tuesday they were using mobile phone data to trace Seoul nightclub visitors as they try to tackle a coronavirus cluster, promising anonymity to those being tested due to the stigma surrounding homosexuality. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more South Korea police promise anonymity to track outbreak in gay clubs

‘We should brace for pandemic’s second wave’, says South Korea’s president

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has urged people not to lower their guard in the battle against the coronavirus, but said there’s no reason to be panicked amid a spate of infections linked to club-goers. President Moon made the comments after health authorities detected a slew of new cases linked to nightclubs in Seoul’s Itaewon … Read more ‘We should brace for pandemic’s second wave’, says South Korea’s president

Moon Jae-in tells South Koreans not to lower guard in virus fight

South Korea’s president says there is no reason to panic after a new coronavirus outbreak in Seoul linked to nightclubs. Moon Jae-in is praising his country’s efforts to contain the pandemic. But warns of a possible second wave of infections later this year. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Moon Jae-in tells South Koreans not to lower guard in virus fight

Seoul mayor orders bars, clubs shut after new Covid-19 cases in South Korea

South Korea’s capital has ordered the closure of all clubs and bars after a burst of new cases sparked fears of a second coronavirus wave as President Moon Jae-in urged the public to remain vigilant. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Seoul mayor orders bars, clubs shut after new Covid-19 cases in South Korea