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 2020-02-28 11:43 

Korea Joongang Daily

Reeling from huge losses, airlines look for gov't relief...

Korea's budget airlines are asking the government to throw them a lifeline as they attempt to navigate massive losses amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak. Six local budget carriers....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

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Kospi dips below 2,000 as sell-off continues...

Stocks nose-dived more than 3 percent on Friday as foreigners continued their selling binge for a fifth consecutive session amid growing concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

Korea Joongang Daily

The virus crisis: lessons we've learned so far...

BEIJING - A fast-moving coronavirus originating in China has infected tens of thousands of people across the world. As of Friday, over 83,000 people were infected by the virus, causing....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

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Complete the course and get a full refund...

Kim Min-cheol, 44, CEO of Yanadoo, a fast-growing English conversation training company, says the reason people find speaking English difficult is because they "don't practice." Kim says he couldn't speak any English....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

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Major plants, banks and supermarkets are closed...

Hyundai Motor halted operations at a plant Friday after an employee was diagnosed with the new coronavirus. It is the first confirmed case at the company's Korean operations.The outbreak also forced....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

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Doctor, nurse heed calls to lend their expertise in Daegu...

While ordinary people are avoiding Daegu, the hotbed of the coronavirus outbreak in Korea, Seo Myeong-ok, 59, former director of Gangnam Public Health Center, headed straight there last week....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

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Gov't apologizes for mask shortage...

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun apologized for the shortage of masks in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak Friday. This was the first time the prime minister publicly expressed regret after the government admitted....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

Korea Joongang Daily

USFK applies pressure with threat of a furlough...

U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) issued a 30-day advance notice of a potential furlough to its Korean employees, apparently to further pressure Seoul in defense cost-sharing negotiations....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kepco reports worse results in 2019, may raise rates...

State-run utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has reported its largest operating loss since 2008 as weak electricity sales and increased financial costs hurt its bottom line....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

Korea Joongang Daily

China, of all places, gets tough on Koreans...

More than 50 countries have implemented travel bans or quarantine measures on travelers coming from South Korea as of Friday amid fear of the global spread of the new coronavirus....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

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Supply shipments to China criticized amid local shortage...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent about 6 billion won ($4.9 million) worth of medical supplies to China since early February, according to a report from the Foreign Affairs Ministry....

 2020-02-28 11:43 

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Moon backed for measures on outbreak...

President Moon Jae-in gained bipartisan parliamentary support for the government's measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak and minimize the economic fallout after a meeting....

 2020-02-28 03:19 

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BTS world tour dates in Seoul canceled...

Big Hit Entertainment has decided to cancel BTS's upcoming concerts in Seoul, scheduled to be held in April.Through the group's official fan community "BTS Weverse" on Friday morning, the agency announced that....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Minister of health faces backlash from the UFP...

Minister of Health and Welfare Park Neung-hoo is in hot water over a comment he made Wednesday suggesting the main cause of the coronavirus outbreak in Korea was not Chinese....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

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Embassies alert expats on virus outbreak here...

Embassies in Korea are taking measures to protect their nationals against the coronavirus outbreak by providing updates in their languages on their websites and on social media platforms....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kakao chair cleared of antitrust law violation...

The Supreme Court on Thursday found Kakao Chairman Kim Beom-su not guilty of violating an antitrust law, after he was accused of omitting some of the tech giant's affiliates....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Delta Air Lines ups ante in Hanjin KAL dispute...

The ongoing fight over control of Hanjin KAL has intensified, with another key shareholder expanding its holdings ahead of a March shareholders' meeting. Delta Air Lines, the U.S. corporation assumed....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Pandemic? Epidemic? Certainly an 'infodemic'...

As truth is often said to be the first casualty of war, it seems also to be Patient No. 0 in the coronavirus outbreak. The vacuum of information about the new and mysterious....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Seoul asks Washington to exercise restraint...

Seoul asked Washington to refrain from excessive measures after the U.S. State Department raised its travel advisory for South Korea by another level Wednesday, urging Americans....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

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Stores say red tape isn't helping during crisis...

The Korea Chainstores Association is asking the government to cut red tape to help the country get through the coronavirus crisis. The association, which represents major retail stores, particularly....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

Korea Joongang Daily

Moms-to-be caught in crossfire of coronavirus...

When the Catholic University of Korea's Eunpyeong St. Mary's Hospital shut down its emergency room and temporarily stopped providing outpatient services after its 34-year-old employee....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

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Annual company meetings could be crisis casualty...

With the possibility of annual meetings of shareholders being canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, financial regulators are taking the unprecedented step of allowing for....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

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Experimental drug may reach patients in weeks...

An experimental treatment for the new coronavirus is expected to begin clinical testing on Korean patients within the next several weeks. The Foster City, California-based Gilead Sciences....

 2020-02-27 12:23 

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Joint military exercise postponed...

South Korea and the United States will postpone their springtime combined military exercise scheduled for March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, announced Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff....

 2020-02-27 12:22 

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Face mask promise was not kept...

Face masks promised by the government have been delayed, with people showing up at designated retailers and distributors yesterday only to find that they are still out of stock.Deputy Prime Minister....

 2020-02-27 12:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

Markets remain grim while epidemic worsens...

Stocks fell more than 1 percent Thursday, with foreigners becoming net sellers for the fourth consecutive session amid the growing coronavirus outbreak sweeping through Korea.....

 2020-02-27 12:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

More corporations opening wallets for victims...

More Korean conglomerates on Thursday touted their donations aimed at mitigating the fast-spreading coronavirus. Steel maker Posco and its affiliates gave 5 billion won ($4.2 million) to....

 2020-02-27 12:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

As crisis builds, central bank refuses to budge...

The Bank of Korea is maintaining the base rate at 1.25 percent despite the coronavirus outbreak, arguing that the damage will be contained and manageable with selective economic....

 2020-02-27 12:22 

Korea Joongang Daily

KT&G again shipping smokes to Middle East...

Korean tobacco maker KT&G signed a $1.8 billion deal to export cigarettes to the Middle East with its old partner Alkozay International, the company announced in a regulatory filing on....

 2020-02-27 05:50 

Korea Joongang Daily

Bank of Korea throws curveball by holding base rate steady at 1.25%...

The Bank of Korea is maintaining its base rate at 1.25 percent despite the coronavirus outbreak damaging an already weak economy. The central bank's Monetary Policy Board was expected to take the....

 2020-02-27 04:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Daegu doctor on front line makes plea for volunteers...

A Daegu doctor who threw himself in the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic Tuesday is asking for more volunteers. On Tuesday morning, the phones of around 5,700....

 2020-02-27 04:54 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ex-President Lee released after six days in prison...

After six days in prison, former President Lee Myung-bak was released from jail on Tuesday, following an appeal of the ruling that put him in prison. The Seoul High Court said Tuesday....

 2020-02-27 02:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Patient numbers exceed 1,200, fatalities reach 12...

Korea's coronavirus cases spiked to 1,261 Wednesday afternoon, up 284 from the day before and the first breach of the thousand mark. One more death was reported in Daegu, bringing....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Lawmakers put differences aside to fight outbreak...

President Moon Jae-in will meet ruling and opposition party leaders at the National Assembly Friday to seek multipartisan support in combating the coronavirus outbreak across....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

FSC works on technicalities of remote working...

People working in finance in Korea will be allowed to work from home as fears over the coronavirus outbreak grow. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) on Wednesday told financial....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Major companies lend a hand to the hardest hit...

Korea's top conglomerates put out massive donations Wednesday to fight back against the national crisis provoked by the new coronavirus. The support was mostly concentrated in Daegu....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Containment' of Daegu mulled by gov't...

Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha warned countries, including China, against excessive travel restrictions on Koreans. Chinese provinces and cities this week began barring travelers from Korea and....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

We are all Daeguites now as city battles virus...

The coronavirus crisis has gone viral, as Instagrammers flood social media with #CheerUpDaegu messages tagging Daegu's official account. While the posts are simply offering moral support....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Airlines see nothing but bad news with outbreak...

Korean airlines are seeing little light at the end of the tunnel as demand for tickets crashes with the coronavirus outbreak. As it becomes evident that the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Celltrion's Remsima SC drug ready for release...

Celltrion has won approval to sell its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remsima SC in Korea as the company continues growing its presence in the biosimilar market. The Korean biopharmaceutical....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Ex-President Lee released after six days in prison...

After six days in prison, former President Lee Myung-bak was released from jail on Tuesday, following an appeal of the ruling that put him in prison. The Seoul High Court said Tuesday....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Daegu doctor on front line makes plea for volunteers...

A Daegu doctor who threw himself in the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic Tuesday is asking for more volunteers. On Tuesday morning, the phones of around....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Naver webtoons have made it to small screen...

Three Naver webtoons will be made into animation series by Japanese anime houses and aired simultaneously in Korea, Japan and the United States. San Francisco-based Crunchyroll....

 2020-02-26 12:06 

Korea Joongang Daily

Samsung gets help as phone sales take a hit...

Samsung Electronics says the fast-spreading coronavirus may dampen sales of its newest smartphone Galaxy S20 series and on Tuesday asked three local mobile carriers to....

 2020-02-26 12:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

As patients multiply, so does the variety of apps...

Mobile apps that map the distribution of the deadly coronavirus and track users' proximity to infected patients' footsteps were some of the most downloaded from the Google Play Store Wednesday....

 2020-02-26 12:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Korea to refresh supply of masks...

The government will provide 3.5 million face masks per day to local consumers at pharmacies and post offices as early as Thursday afternoon, officials said Wednesday.The announcement came....

 2020-02-26 12:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

SK Telecom tower shut as an employee infected...

Another landmark of corporate Korea went into complete shutdown mode on Wednesday as an employee at SK Telecom's headquarters tested positive from the coronavirus. The incongruously....

 2020-02-26 12:05 

Korea Joongang Daily

Silver bullet treatment is fast-tracked for trials here...

An experimental Ebola medicine will be fast-tracked through clinical trials in Korea after a coronavirus patient in the United States started to recover just a day after taking it.If the testing timeline....

 2020-02-26 06:29 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Containment' of Daegu mulled by gov't...

Korea is considering a "containment policy" for Daegu and North Gyeongsang to control the coronavirus outbreak, local officials announced Tuesday, stoking fears in the country's....

 2020-02-25 11:49 

Korea Joongang Daily

Markets rebound following Monday's plunge...

Stocks rebounded more than 1 percent on Tuesday to offset some of the losses from the previous session, as investors hunted for bargains despite the worldwide concern with the rapid spread....

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