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 2020-02-20 22:17 

Korea Herald

S. Korea reports 2nd death of coronavirus patient...

South Korea reported the nation's second death from the new coronavirus, with the number of confirmed cases surpassing 200, officials said Friday. The woman in her 50s died at a hospital in the southeastern city of Busan after being transferred from...

 2020-02-20 22:05 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on Feb. 21)...

Put people first The first death in Korea from the new coronavirus was confirmed Thursda......

 2020-02-20 22:04 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Times on Feb. 21)...

Virus spreading locallyMeasures needed urgently to stabilize situation in Daegu The new ......

 2020-02-20 22:03 

Yonhap News

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Feb. 21)...

Emergency prescriptionDrastic policy shift needed to cope with economic woes aggravated by......

 2020-02-20 22:02 

Yonhap News

Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers...

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newsp......

 2020-02-20 21:15 

Korea Herald

S. Korea, Japan to hold talks next month over trade row...

South Korea said Friday that it will hold talks with Japan next month in the latest attempt to resolve the two countries' monthslong trade row. Lee Ho-hyeon, South Korea's director general for international trade policy, is set to meet with his Ja...

 2020-02-20 20:00 

KBS World

N. Korea Cancels Int'l Marathon to Prevent COVID-19 Infections...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea has reportedly canceled an international marathon slated for April as part of efforts to deal with the novel coronavirus. Major North Korean tour agencies, including Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours, said on their websites o...

 2020-02-20 19:59 

Korea Herald

BTS reflects on seven years together on 'Map of the Soul: 7'...

BTS released Friday its fourth studio album, "Map of the Soul: 7" spanning 20 tracks. The lead track "On" is an electrifying pop/hip-hop anthem that heavily features marching band drums as the group sings the soaring chorus...

 2020-02-20 19:51 

KBS World

US Issues Travel Advisory for Japan Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Categorizes S. Korea for 'Community Spread'...

[Politics] : The United States has issued an advisory for those traveling to Japan following a massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus on a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama. According to American media outlets, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

 2020-02-20 19:42 

KBS World

COVID-19 Infections in S. Korea Surpasses 200...

[Politics] : The number of the novel coronavirus infections in South Korea has surpassed 200 with 100 additional cases reported on Friday.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said 48 additional cases were compiled between 9 a.m. and ...

 2020-02-20 19:33 

KBS World

Special Envoy: UAE Invites Moon to Ceremony for S. Korea-Built Nuclear Reactor...

[Politics] : The United Arab Emirates(UAE) has invited President Moon Jae-in to make a visit next month to attend a ceremony for a South Korean-built nuclear reactor.Former presidential chief of staff Im Jong-seok, who returned from a three-day trip to th...

 2020-02-20 19:24 

KBS World

Moon Pledges Support for Quarantine, Economic Efforts...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has made clear that efforts on the economic front cannot be neglected even as the country carries out emergency quarantine efforts amid a surge in coronavirus infections.His remark apparently expresses his resolve to min...

 2020-02-20 19:07 

Korea Herald

Minister says COVID-19 under control despite 100 new cases...

South Korea has stepped up measures to detect and contain the new coronavirus, as the number of COVID-19 patients has grown rapidly across the nation. The country reported 100 additional cases Friday, with the total standing at 204 as of 4 p.m. D...

 2020-02-20 19:06 

KBS World

Chief Prosecutor Holds Staff Meeting on COVID-19 Response...

[Politics] : Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl has issued an order to keep summonses to a minimum in an effort to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus.The Supreme Prosecutor's Office held an extended staff meeting on Friday to examine their res...

 2020-02-20 18:54 

Korea Herald

No confirmed COVID-19 cases yet in Busan, Ulsan, Gangwon...

The novel coronavirus appears to have spread nationwide this week with a surge in the number of confirmed COVID-19 virus infections, with Daegu being the largest cluster in the country as of Friday. Cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed acro...

 2020-02-20 18:42 

KBS World

Gov't to Monitor Face Mask Supply in Daegu, Cheongdo...

[Politics] : The government will closely monitor face mask supplies in Daegu and Cheongdo in the country's southeast, which have been designated as special management zones for the new coronavirus.The government held a ministerial meeting Friday to in...

 2020-02-20 18:36 

KBS World

'COVID-19 Blow to Aviation Sector Can be Greater than SARS'...

[Politics] : The Korea Investors Service has warned that a protracted coronavirus outbreak will pressure liquidity management of the aviation sector.In a report Friday, the credit ratings agency, which is an affiliate of Moody's Investors Service, sai...

 2020-02-20 18:13 

Korea Herald

Moon calls for inspection of Shincheonji Church of Jesus in relation to COVID-19...

President Moon Jae-in on Friday called for an inspection of events linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in tracking the COVID-19 outbreak. "A thorough inspection of attendees of services and the funeral is needed," Moon said at an...

 2020-02-20 17:52 

Korea Herald

No plans to delay new semester, Seoul city to support Chinese students...

The government said Friday it has no plans to order a postponement of the new school semester nationwide despite a surge in confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. The Ministry of Education also set up a task force with the Seoul Metropolitan Gove...

 2020-02-20 17:43 

Korea Herald

[Video] Chungmuro, the heart of Korean cinema, goes beyond 'Hallyuwood'...

The movie district often epitomizes the fame, power and money that comes from the show-biz industry. Known as the mecca of Korea's big screen, Chungmuro has been home to many theaters and movie studios. It used to be the stomping grounds for ho...

 2020-02-20 17:03 

Korea Herald

Foreign artists delay concerts in Korea due to spread of COVID-19...

Foreign artists have postponed their concerts in Korea due to the spread of the COVID-19. As of 10 a.m. Friday, South Korea reported 52 new cases of the coronavirus. The total number of infections in the nation is now at 156. Australian artist Ruel...

 2020-02-20 17:02 

KBS World

KCDC: Patient in Cheongdo Hospital Died from Worsened Pneumonia Due to COVID-19...

[Domestic] : Health authorities in South Korea said a patient at a hospital in the North Gyeongsang county of Cheongdo died on Thursday after his pneumonia worsened because of COVID-19.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) on Friday s...

 2020-02-20 17:00 

Yonhap News

Bolton makes no apology for hardline stance on N. Korea: report...

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- Former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has stoo......

 2020-02-20 16:55 

Korea Herald

Red Cross requests sanctions exemption for Pyongyang to fight COVID-19...

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has requested the UN exempt sanctions on Pyongyang to help prevent a coronavirus outbreak, a US radio station reported Friday. The world's largest humanitarian organiza...

 2020-02-20 16:45 

KBS World

Benchmark KOSPI Loses 1.49% Friday...

[Economy] : The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index(KOSPI) lost 32-point-66 points, or one point-49 percent, on Friday. It ended the day at two-thousand-162-point-84.The tech-heavy KOSDAQ also fell, losing 13-point-67 points, or two-point-01 perce...

 2020-02-20 16:32 

Korea Herald

Use of AI speakers, PCs, smartphones increases in Korea amid COVID-19 outbreak...

The use of AI speakers, PCs and smartphones has increased here amid the COVID-19 outbreak, according to industry data. South Korean mobile carrier KT on Friday said use of its AI speaker Giga Genie increased 8.3 percent in Jan. 30-Feb. 12 compare...

 2020-02-20 16:31 

KBS World

Special Quarantine Measures Underway in Coronavirus-Hit Daegu...

[Politics] : Anchor: Fifty-two additional cases of COVID-19 were reported overnight in South Korea, raising the total number of infections in the country to 156. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a majority of the cases were in the...

 2020-02-20 16:28 

KBS World

Health Authorities Obtain List of Over 4,000 Connected to Religious Sect in Daegu...

[Domestic] : Health authorities have obtained a list of over four-thousand people involved with the "Shincheonji"; religious sect in Daegu, of which a member is suspected of being a "super spreader" of COVID-19.The Korea Centers for Disease...

 2020-02-20 16:25 

Korea Herald

Coronavirus presumed as factor in S. Korean man's death...

The new coronavirus likely was a factor in the death of a South Korean man who posthumously tested positive for COVID-19, the health authorities said Friday. The 63-year-old man who died of pneumonia Wednesday at a hospital in the southeastern city...

 2020-02-20 16:23 

Korea Herald

[Diplomatic circuit] Hungarian envoy envisions 'Invented in Hungary' goods with Korean firms...

More than just a production base, Hungary wants to become a hub for creative innovations for Korean companies, Ambassador to Seoul Mozes Csoma said. "We would like to move together with Korea," Csoma told The Korea Herald at the embassy...

 2020-02-20 16:22 

Korea Herald

[Diplomatic circuit] FKCCI opens larger office...

The French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry has opened a new business center with a spacious office for business representatives and meetings, the group said Monday. The expansion comes amid a rise in the number of French companies tapping in...

 2020-02-20 15:59 

KBS World

Trump Slams 'Parasite' for Winning Best Picture at Academy Awards...

[International] : U.S. President Donald Trump slammed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's black comedy "Parasite," which recently won four Oscars including best picture.During a rally in Colorado Springs on Thursday, Trump began by asking, &#...

 2020-02-20 15:55 

KBS World

Moon Orders Probe into People Who Attended Religious Sect Events...

[Politics] : President Moon Jae-in has called for a thorough investigation into people who recently attended services and a funeral in connection to a religious sect in Daegu.Moon issued the order on Friday after receiving an emergency briefing on the cor...

 2020-02-20 15:51 

Korea Herald

S. Korea set to release 1 more fully recovered coronavirus patient...

South Korea will release one more fully recovered coronavirus patient later in the day, the health authorities said Friday. So far, South Korea has released 16 virus patients from hospitals. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and...

 2020-02-20 15:37 

Korea Herald

BTS' 'Boy With Luv' video featuring Halsey tops 700m YouTube views...

The video of "Boy With Luv," K-pop boy band BTS' Billboard-topping song featuring Halsey, has topped 700 million YouTube views, the band's management agency said Friday. The lead track of BTS' previous album, "Map of the Soul: Pers...

 2020-02-20 15:17 

KBS World

Leaders of S. Korea, China Agree to Share COVID-19 Clinical Data in Joint Fight Against Virus...

[Politics] : Anchor: The leaders of South Korea and China agreed to join efforts toward containing COVID-19 by sharing clinical data on the virus. Despite the ongoing outbreak, they also agreed to push for the Chinese leader's planned visit to Seoul t...

 2020-02-20 15:09 

Korea Herald

Ex-S. Korea captain Ki Sung-yueng leaves for Spain to finalize talks with top-division club...

INCHEON -- Former South Korean men's football captain Ki Sung-yueng departed for Spain on Friday to finalize talks with a top-flight club there, looking to continue his pro career in Europe after negotiations with domestic teams fell through. The 31...

 2020-02-20 14:44 

The Chosun Ilbo

Gov't Slack Response Is to Blame for Coronavirus Crisis...

The coronavirus outbreak is escalating beyond control, with the first death reported here just a month after the first infection was confirmed, while the total of infections has surged to over 150. New cases remained at roughly one a day for a month but h...

 2020-02-20 14:43 

Korea Herald

Pro football matches in southeastern region postponed due to coronavirus...

Upcoming professional football matches in South Korea's southeastern region have been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus. The K League announced Friday that the Feb. 29 home opener for Daegu FC in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul...

 2020-02-20 14:43 

The Chosun Ilbo

How Korea Failed to Curb Coronavirus Spread...

The coronavirus outbreak, which started in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has been playing havoc on many countries around the world, but the way they have responded to it seems to decide the course it has taken in each of them since the World Health Organizat...

 2020-02-20 14:39 

KBS World

Survey: 33% of S. Koreans to Vote for DP in Terms of Proportional Representation Seats...

[Politics] : A new survey finds that the ruling Democratic Party(DP) fared a little better than the main opposition United Future Party(UFP) in terms of securing potential votes for proportional representation seats in the upcoming general elections. Gall...

 2020-02-20 14:31 

KBS World

S. Korea to Maintain Virus Alert at 'Vigilance' While Responding at 'Serious' Level...

[Domestic] : The South Korean government will maintain its virus alert at the second-highest "vigilance" level, while responding with urgency appropriate to the highest "serious" level.At a press briefing on Friday, Health Minister Park Ne...

 2020-02-20 14:28 

Korea Herald

Samsung's Z Flip Tom Brown edition sells out in 2 1/2 hours...

Online sales of Samsung Electronics' Z Flip Tom Brown edition ended within just 2 1/2 hours on Friday. Samsung Electronics at Thursday midnight started sales of the limited Thom Browne edition of its new foldable phone. The company's o...

 2020-02-20 14:26 

Yonhap News

Military to restrict draftees from vacationing, staying outside bases over coronavirus...

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will start restricting all enlisted soldiers from v......

 2020-02-20 14:25 

KBS World

3 Coronavirus Infections Reported in S. Korea's Military...

[Domestic] : Three cases of COVID-19 were reported in South Korea's military, prompting authorities to monitor personnel who have returned from furloughs to the virus-stricken Daegu and North Gyeongsang region and ban future outings.The Korea Centers ...

 2020-02-20 14:23 

The Chosun Ilbo

1st Korean Dies of Coronavirus as Infections Snowball...

Korea on Thursday saw its first death from coronavirus as over 50 fresh cases were confirmed overnight and another 50 on Friday morning, bringing the total to 156.Schools in Daegu, which has become a hotbed of new infections, delayed reopening after their...

 2020-02-20 14:13 

KBS World

WHO: S. Korean COVID-19 Surge Manageable, Closely Followed...

[Politics] : Anchor: Despite the recent surge in the number of new coronavirus infections in South Korea, the World Health Organization has expressed its faith in the country's ability to handle the situation. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebr...

 2020-02-20 14:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

KCGI group blasts the Hanjin KAL chairman...

On the same day that the group seeking to take control of Hanjin KAL bought another 5 percent of the company, it blasted the current chairman and said it had lost faith in his ability to lead. Cho Hyun-ah, sister of Hanjin....

 2020-02-20 14:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hanjin Group looks to business accelerator...

Hanjin Group, the corporate parent of Korea Air Lines, announced Thursday it will be collaborating with the Silicon Valley Plug and Play start-up incubator to expand its business opportunities in the travel and hospitality....

 2020-02-20 14:09 

Korea Joongang Daily

Kospi dips as infections in Korea start rising...

Stocks closed lower Thursday on rising concerns of the spread of the coronavirus following a surge in the number of patients. The won sharply fell against the dollar. The Kospi fell 14.84 points, or 0.67 percent, to close....

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