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 2020-04-05 12:51 

The Chosun Ilbo

KCDC Chief Crowned 'Heroine' of Coronavirus War...

The head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jung Eun-kyeong, has become a heroine in the country's war against coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal said Saturday. "Experts in his field emerged as true heroes, rather than char...

 2020-04-05 12:50 

KBS World

S. Korea's Election Watchdog Confirms 14,330 Polling Booths for April 15 Elections...

[Politics] : South Korea's election watchdog has confirmed 14-thousand-330 locations as polling booths for the April 15 general elections.The National Election Commission(NEC) said on Monday that more than 99 percent of the venues are either on the fi...

 2020-04-05 12:36 

KBS World

Number of Weekend Moviegoers Falls to Record Low...

[Culture] : The number of moviegoers in South Korea fell below 100-thousand over the weekend as more people stayed home amid the spread of the novel coronavirus. According to the Korean Film Council(KOFIC) on Monday, just over 80-thousand people went to t...

 2020-04-05 12:33 

KBS World

Australian Scientists Find Ivermectin Kills Coronavirus in 48 Hours...

[Science] : A group of Australian scientists has found that the anti-parasitic drug, Ivermectin, kills the novel coronavirus within 48 hours. On Saturday, Science Daily quoted Kylie Wagstaff of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, who led the resea...

 2020-04-05 12:27 

The Chosun Ilbo

Mahindra to Stop Pumping More Money into Ssangyong...

Ssangyong's fate again remains in the balance nine years after India's Mahindra Group acquired it.The Indian carmaker has decided to scrap plans announced early this year to invest yet more money into the SUV maker, raising fears of an impending l...

 2020-04-05 12:23 

The Chosun Ilbo

Moviegoers Continue to Shun Theaters Amid COVID-19 Fears...

More and more people are shunning movie theaters as the coronavirus epidemic drags on.According to the Korean Film Council, the number of moviegoers stood at some 42,630 last Saturday, down 31.1 percent from a week earlier. It is the first time the figure...

 2020-04-05 12:18 

Korea Herald

Vice Adm. Boo Suk-jong named new Navy chief...

Vice Adm. Boo Suk-jong, chief of the military support directorate at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was designated Monday as the new Navy chief after being promoted to the four-star rank, the defense ministry said. Boo was tapped to replace Sim Seung-se...

 2020-04-05 12:06 

The Chosun Ilbo

Mom-and-Pop Businesses Suffer Brunt of Lockdown...

Mom-and-pop businesses are closing down left, right and center as the coronavirus epidemic keeps customers away. A survey by the Korea Development Institute of 24 industry cooperatives including furniture, realtors and hospitality shows their average mont...

 2020-04-05 12:06 

Korea Herald

Military launches land mine removal mission in rear area...

The military on Monday began a mission to remove land mines in southern regions to promote local residents' safety and convenience, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The military will mobilize some 1,400 service members from 26 engineering units...

 2020-04-05 12:05 

Korea Herald

S. Korea expands free trade zones to promote exports amid virus pandemic...

South Korea said Monday it will expand the size of its free-trade zones to provide more leeway to businesses in line with efforts to boost slowing exports amid the global virus pandemic. Under the plan, the size of the free trade zone of Incheon Int...

 2020-04-05 12:04 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) American citizen at USFK's Camp Humphreys tests positive for COVID-19...

(ATTN: CORRECTS time in 1st para; UPDATES with more into in last 3 paras) SEOUL, April 5......

 2020-04-05 11:57 

Korea Herald

Number of weekend moviegoers plunges to record low...

The number of moviegoers dropped to a record low over the weekend as lingering fears of the novel coronavirus keep people staying at home, data showed Monday. A total of 80,180 people went to cinemas on Saturday and Sunday, down sharply from a combi...

 2020-04-05 11:48 

The Chosun Ilbo

Health Authorities Warn Smokers of Higher Risk of COVID-19...

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added smokers to the list of high-risk groups for COVID-19 on Sunday.Among those who test positive for the virus, high-risk groups are given priority in being admitted to hospitals amid a shortage of be...

 2020-04-05 11:45 

The Chosun Ilbo

Stranded Ryu Hyun-jin Offered Help by Ex-Dodgers Teammate...

Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays has been offered a helping hand, as he is stuck in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Ryu is currently in Dunedin, Florida, where his new club was in spring training until it was suspended due to coronavirus. He is ...

 2020-04-05 11:45 

KBS World

No. of Daily Additions to COVID-19 in S. Korea Drops Below 50...

[Politics] : South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases has fallen below 50 for the first time in nearly 50 days. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said on Monday that 47 people were diagnosed with the infectious disease in the 24-hou...

 2020-04-05 11:44 

KBS World

Survey: UFP's Satellite Party Still Ahead of DP's in Proportional Representation Votes...

[Politics] : A new survey finds that the main opposition United Future Party's(UFP) satellite party continues to be ahead of the ruling Democratic Party's(DP) offshoot in terms of securing proportional representation votes in next week's gener...

 2020-04-05 11:40 

Korea Herald

No. of small biz owners in default rose 7.5% from Q2 to Q4 last year...

The number of small business owners who were unable to repay credit loans prolonged an upward trend last year and remains likely to expand further this year, due to the novel coronavirus spread, data showed Sunday. The number of small business owner...

 2020-04-05 11:37 

Korea Herald

Korean hand sanitizer exports increase 12-fold amid pandemic...

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled trade in Korean personal health and hygiene products. According to the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Sunday, exports of hand sanitizers in March reached $5.69 million, a steep climb of more...

 2020-04-05 11:35 

Korea Herald

New virus infections fall below 50 for 1st time since late February...

South Korea reported 47 new cases of the novel coronavirus Monday, down from 81 new cases a day earlier, bringing the nation's total infections to 10,284 and marking the fewest daily infections since late February. South Korea has record...

 2020-04-05 11:31 

KBS World

Gov't Allows Proxy Mask Purchases for Students, Hospitalized Patients...

[Domestic] : Starting Monday, the government is allowing people to purchase face masks on behalf of elementary, middle and high school students as well as hospitalized patients. Proxy purchases had been only allowed for the disabled, pregnant women, child...

 2020-04-05 11:26 

KBS World

PM: S. Korea Could Suffer COVID-19 Crisis if Seoul Sees Mass Infections...

[Domestic] : Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has warned that South Korea could suffer the same crisis faced by many Western countries during the COVID-19 pandemic if Seoul and its surrounding areas see mass infections. Chung issued the warning on Monday whe...

 2020-04-05 11:18 

Korea Herald

Korea lifts ban on online liquor sales...

As of Friday, South Korean consumers can freely order alcoholic drinks online and pay via internet or with a mobile app. With a ban on online purchases of liquor lifted, convenience stores and hypermarket chains stand to benefit, according to the i...

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Gov't calls for two more weeks of social distancing...

The government has announced a two-week extension of its so-called high-intensity social distancing campaign, urging everyone to abide by strict health guidelines through April 19 in....

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Outbreak upends lives, routines for ambassadors posted in Seoul...

When the number of new coronavirus patients in Korea jumped by hundreds every day in late February, daily life changed for most people, and diplomats were not immune."We are almost like a team in....

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

SsangYong loses $186 million in support from its parent...

SsangYong Motor's ambition to turn to profit in the next three years hit a wall after parent company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) scrapped a major support plan amid heavy economic....

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

Hungarian diplomats on the Korean battlefield...

The first moment Hungarian diplomats in Pyongyang realized the seriousness of the Korean War was on Sunday, July 23, 1950, at around 10 o'clock, when debris from a bomb hit the roof....

 2020-04-05 11:15 

Korea Joongang Daily

MBC report on Rhyu Si-min stirs controversy...

Controversy continues to grow around an MBC report last week saying a cable network reporter tried to dig up dirt on Rhyu Si-min, head of the Roh Moo-hyun Foundation, flaunting his....

 2020-04-05 11:09 

KBS World

US Braces for 'Pearl Harbor' Moment in COVID-19 Pandemic...

[International] : A U.S. health official has warned that the upcoming week could be the "hardest and saddest week" of most Americans as experts predict a surge in deaths from COVID-19.U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued the grim outlook on Su...

 2020-04-05 10:55 

Korea Herald

Ruling party, govt. push for abolishing statute of limitations for child sex crime...

The ruling Democratic Party (DP) and the government have agreed to push for abolishing the statute of limitations for sex crime involving children and minors. DP and government officials held a consultative meeting Sunday to discuss ways to strength...

 2020-04-05 10:53 

Korea Herald

Seoul stocks open higher amid virus woes...

South Korean shares opened higher Monday amid hopes of a potential treatment for the new coronavirus that has infected more than 1.2 million people around the world. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 20.56 points, or 1.19...

 2020-04-05 10:37 

KBS World

Physical Examinations of Potential Conscripts Suspended Until April 17...

[Politics] : Physical checkups for potential conscripts have been suspended further as part of efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus at military barracks.The military had planned to resume the checkups next Monday, which have been halted ...

 2020-04-05 10:36 

Korea Herald

Moon's approval rating hits this year's high at 53.7%: Realmeter...

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has ascended to this year's highest of 53.7 percent, a poll showed Monday, amid a widespread view that his administration is coping effectively with the coronavirus. In the five-day phone survey of 2,521 peo...

 2020-04-05 10:33 

Yonhap News

American citizen at USFK's Camp Humphreys tests positive for COVID-19, bringing total to 19...

SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- An American citizen working for U.S. Forces Korea's Camp H......

 2020-04-05 10:28 

Korea Herald

[Editorial] Senseless decision...

A university approval committee of the Education Ministry permitted Korea Electric Power Corp. on Friday to set up a legal entity to create and manage a university for engineering degrees. Kepco will proceed with follow-up measures with a goal of op...

 2020-04-05 10:27 

Korea Herald

Anti-N. Korea group helped hide fugitive diplomat: report...

Free Joseon, a clandestine anti-Pyongyang political group, helped North Korea's top diplomat in Italy go into hiding in November 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the US newspaper said F...

 2020-04-05 10:24 

Korea Herald

Govt. to further suspend checkups for potential draftees due to coronavirus...

Physical checkups for potential draftees will be further postponed as part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus at military barracks, the military manpower agency said Monday. The Military Manpower Administration (MMA) had planned to res...

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Ants' hope this crisis will be different...

Retail investors in Korea are hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime jackpot with the market volatility driven by the coronavirus outbreak. In March alone, retail investors net purchased a record-high....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

There's a whole lot of nothing special in the fourth-generation Sorento...

PAJU, Gyeonggi - Stand on any street in Seoul, and you will see at least one Sorento every three minutes. While there have been some missteps with the model in the past....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

'Digital undertakers' are busier than ever...

"Digital undertakers," who erase individuals' online history, are gaining renewed attention after the "Nth room" scandal broke, involving illegal pornography and violent sex crimes which were distributed....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

At the very top, the big bucks are paid at Lotte, CJ and LG groups...

Among the leaders of the top 10 chaebol, Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin was the No. 1 earner last year, according to annual company reports filed with the Financial Supervisory Service on Monday....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

KT to provide IPTV expertise to Thai internet provider...

KT has inked a deal with Thailand-based 3BB TV to provide internet protocol television (IPTV) expertise, the mobile carrier announced Sunday. As part of the 24 billion won ($21.4 million) deal....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Amid freefall, airlines pleading for help...

Korea's airlines on Friday asked the government for a new round of supportive measures, as the coronavirus pandemic's effect on travel takes an increasingly grave toll on the travel industry....

 2020-04-05 10:19 

Korea Joongang Daily

Relief grants will be based on insurance payments...

The government says the emergency relief grants that will be given to households whose monthly income falls in the bottom 70 percent will be determined based on health insurance....

 2020-04-05 10:16 

KBS World

Daily Number of Chinese Travelers to and from S. Korea Posts 'Zero'...

[International] : Amid tightened entry regulations to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, South Korea had zero Chinese travelers arriving in or departing from the country on Saturday.It marks the first time since August 1992, when the two countries fo...

 2020-04-05 09:49 

KBS World

220 S. Koreans Return Home from India...

[International] : Over 200 South Koreans have returned home from India on a special flight amid rising concerns about the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. According to the South Korean Embassy in India, the Korean Air KE482 flight wit...

 2020-04-05 09:49 

Yonhap News

(6th LD) New infections again on decline; nearly half of new cases coming from overseas...

(ATTN: UPDATES with more info in paras 8-9, 31-32; ADDS photo at bottom) SEOUL, April 5 ......

 2020-04-05 09:34 

KBS World

S. Korean Student to Face Punishment for Hiding Symptoms at Quarantine Check...

[Domestic] : A teenage South Korean student that arrived from the United States is likely to face stern punishment for passing airport quarantine checks after taking medicine for a fever to hide symptoms of the coronavirus.Kwon Jun-wook, deputy director o...

 2020-04-05 09:34 

The Chosun Ilbo

1st and 2nd Graders to Learn Through TV Lectures...

Schools will start online classes this week for some senior students. But those in first and second grade will have classes through television starting from April 20. They will be watching programs provided by the Educational Broadcasting System, and thos...

 2020-04-05 09:19 

KBS World

S. Korea to Enhance Monitoring of People in Self-Quarantine...

[Domestic] : The government will strengthen monitoring and punishment for violations of self-quarantine rules. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said on Sunday that 137 people have been caught violating the rules, with an averag...

 2020-04-05 09:18 

The Chosun Ilbo

U.S. Braces for Worst COVID-19 Weeks...

"It's only been 30 days since our first case," battle-fatigued New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday about the COVID-19 outbreak that has invaded his state. "It feels like an entire lifetime." New York is the U.S. state hardest hit ...

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