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N.Korea fired multiple short-range cruise missiles into sea - S.Korea military

N.Korea fired multiple short-range cruise missiles into sea - S.Korea military

North Korea launched what were believed to be multiple short-range cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Tuesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of weapons' tests by the reclusive state.

South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again

South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again

South Korea reported on Monday that at least 116 people initially cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again, although officials suggested they would soon look at easing strict recommendations aimed at preventing new outbreaks.

S.Korea to ship 600,000 coronavirus testing kits to US on Tuesday

S.Korea to ship 600,000 coronavirus testing kits to US on Tuesday

South Korea plans to send 600,000 coronavirus testing kits to the United States on Tuesday in the first such shipment following a request from US President Donald Trump, a Seoul official told Reuters on Monday.

South Korea to pay families hundreds of dollars to ease coronavirus impact

South Korea to pay families hundreds of dollars to ease coronavirus impact

South Korea will make emergency cash payments to all but the richest families and draw up a second supplementary budget next month in a bid to ease the drawn-out economic impact

South Korea to impose mandatory coronavirus quarantine on all arrivals

South Korea to impose mandatory coronavirus quarantine on all arrivals

Every person arriving in South Korea from overseas will soon be required to undergo two weeks of quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the country's prime minister said on Sunday.

S.Korean coronavirus test kit makers win US FDA pre-approval

S.Korean coronavirus test kit makers win US FDA pre-approval

Three Korean coronavirus test-kit makers have won preliminary approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), paving the way for kits to be exported to the United States to help it battle

S.Korea reports 74 new coronavirus infections

S.Korea reports 74 new coronavirus infections

South Korea reported 74 new coronavirus infections on Monday, slightly lower than the previous day, health officials said, taking the tally of cases to 8,236, with 75 deaths.

S.Korea reports 107 new coronavirus cases, total 8,086

S.Korea reports 107 new coronavirus cases, total 8,086

South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections on Saturday for the second day in a row, as a downward trend in daily cases raised hopes that Asia's biggest epidemic outside China may be slowing.

North Korea fires three projectiles, South Korean military says

North Korea fires three projectiles, South Korean military says

North Korea fired three projectiles into the East Sea on Monday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of Seoul's military.

Thousands wait for hospital beds in S.Korea as coronavirus cases surge

Thousands wait for hospital beds in S.Korea as coronavirus cases surge

South Korea reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday as many sick people waited for hospital beds in Daegu, the city at the centre of the worst outbreak outside China.

South Korea declares 'war' on coronavirus as cases exceed 5,000

South Korea declares 'war' on coronavirus as cases exceed 5,000

South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared "war" against the coronavirus on Tuesday, as the country reported its biggest daily case increase to date, sending its total past 5,000 -- the largest in the world outside China.

South Korean sect leader faces murder charge over virus spread

South Korean sect leader faces murder charge over virus spread

The leader of a Christian sect at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak in South Korea is facing criminal charges, including murder, for allegedly obstructing efforts to control the virus' spread.