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 2020-02-21 22:48 

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PM Chung Calls for Public Cooperation to Contain COVID-19...

[Politics] : Amid the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has urged South Koreans to refrain from attending religious services for the time being. In a televised statement to the nation on Saturday, the prim...

 2020-02-21 22:27 

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PM Chung Urges Public to Refrain from Religious Services...

[Politics] : Amid the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Saturday urged South Koreans to refrain from attending religious services and massive outdoor events for the time being. In a televised statement ...

 2020-02-21 19:44 

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COVID-19 Infections Rise to 433, Patients Reported in All 17 Administrative Districts...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported 87 new cases of the new coronavirus as of Saturday afternoon, bringing the total number of infections to 433. The central quarantine headquarters said that 69 of 87 new cases are from Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province a...

 2020-02-21 15:29 

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China Reports Under 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases for 3rd Day...

[International] : China has reported fewer than one thousand new cases of the novel coronavirus for the third day.More than 90 percent of new infections are still coming from Hubei Province, however, which includes the outbreak epicenter city of Wuhan.On ...

 2020-02-21 14:57 

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N. Korea Urges Public to Wear Masks...

[Inter-Korea] : North Korea is reporting on the coronavirus outbreak with keen interest while stressing personal hygiene.The ruling party's newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Saturday that not wearing a face mask in public is a crime against the country and...

 2020-02-21 14:49 

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US Not to Raise S. Korea Travel Advisory for Now...

[International] : The United States said it is closely watching developments in South Korea regarding a sharp increase in coronavirus infections but it is not planning to raise the travel advisory on Korea in the immediate future.KBS asked the U.S. State ...

 2020-02-21 14:44 

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Gov't Obtains List of 9,300 Members of Daegu Religious Group for Self-Quarantine...

[Domestic] : The government has obtained the list of some nine thousand members of a religious group in Daegu City where a vast number of recent cases of the COVID-19 infections were confirmed.In a briefing Saturday, the central disaster relief headquarte...

 2020-02-21 14:34 

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BTS Unveils New Album, Appears on US Talk Show...

[Culture] : K-pop sensation BTS has appeared on a U.S. morning talk show following the release of their fourth regular album. On NBC's "Today Show" held live on Friday, the seven-member boy band met with fans who waited for them overnight at R...

 2020-02-21 14:29 

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'Parasite' Becomes 4th Most Successful Foreign Language Film in N. America...

[Culture] : The South Korean film "Parasite" continues to climb in ticket sales in North America even with U.S. President Donald Trump's latest jab at the Oscar winning black comedy.According to a tally by Box Office Mojo on Friday, "Paras...

 2020-02-21 14:19 

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Gov't Says Initial Stage of COVID-19 Community Spread, Maintains Alert Level...

[Domestic] : The government has reaffirmed its stance to maintain the coronavirus crisis alert at the current second highest level despite "community spread" was confirmed in certain regions including the Daegu area.In a regular briefing Saturday,...

 2020-02-21 12:55 

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COVID-19 Infections Rise to 346, Related Death Toll at 2...

[Domestic] : South Korea reported 142 new cases of the new coronavirus as of Saturday morning, bringing the total number of infections to 346. The central quarantine headquarters said that 38 of the 142 new cases are connected to a church of a religious s...

 2020-02-20 22:51 

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S. Korea Reports 2nd Death Involving Novel Coronavirus...

[Politics] : South Korea has confirmed another death involving the novel coronavirus.According to local health authorities, a 54-year-old woman, who had been bed-ridden at Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo, North Gyeongsang Province, died on Friday soon after s...

 2020-02-20 20:00 

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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 19:51 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 19:06 

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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 18:42 

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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 

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'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 17:02 

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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 16:45 

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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 16:31 

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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 

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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 15:59 

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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 

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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 15:17 

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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 14:39 

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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 

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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 14:25 

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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 14:13 

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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 12:44 

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Bolton Actively Defends Libya Model...

[Politics] : Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton actively defended the so-called Libya model, indirectly criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump who denounced the model after firing Bolton. Bolton was asked to comment on it during an intervi...

 2020-02-20 12:06 

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Seoul City Bans Rallies at Key Downtown Areas to Contain COVID-19...

[Domestic] : The Seoul Metropolitan Government will, for the time being, ban rallies from being held in Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul Plaza and Cheonggye Plaza as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon revealed the plan o...

 2020-02-20 11:37 

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Finance Minister: Gov't to Unveil Support Measures for Small Businesses...

[Economy] : Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said on Friday that the government will likely announce comprehensive economic measures next week, including support measures for small businesses amid the spread of the novel coronavirus. The minister made the rem...

 2020-02-20 11:17 

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Int'l Red Cross Requests Sanctions Exemption to Help N. Korea with Coronavirus...

[Inter-Korea] : The International Red Cross has reportedly asked the United Nations to grant temporary sanction exemptions so that it can help North Korea in its fight against the new coronavirus.U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia reported on Friday that th...

 2020-02-20 11:11 

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52 Additional Coronavirus Infections Reported Overnight; Total at 156...

[Domestic] : Fifty-two additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported overnight in South Korea, raising the total number in the country to 156.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that 38 of the latest cases were reported i...

 2020-02-20 11:02 

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WHO Chief: Number of New Cases in S. Korea 'Really Manageable'...

[International] : The World Health Organization(WHO) said on Thursday that South Korea can manage the recent increase of novel coronavirus cases. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a news briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, that South Ko...

 2020-02-20 10:28 

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S. Korea Designates Daegu, Cheongdo 'Special Care Zones' over COVID-19...

[Politics] : South Korea has designated the southeastern areas of Daegu and Cheongdo as "special care zones" after a cluster of coronavirus cases were reported there in recent days.In a pan-government meeting on the virus outbreak on Friday, Prime...

 2020-02-20 10:09 

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Suspected Coronavirus Patients who Reject Diagnostic Test to be Fined...

[Politics] : People who have symptoms of the novel coronavirus and reject a doctor's recommendation to take a diagnostic test will likely be subject to punishment.The National Assembly Health and Welfare Committee held a plenary session on Thursday to...

 2020-02-20 10:01 

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Rival Parties Agree to Form Special Parliamentary Committee on COVID-19...

[Politics] : South Korea's rival parties have agreed to create a special parliamentary committee to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Deputy floor leaders of the three negotiation groups, including the ruling Democratic Party and the main...

 2020-02-20 09:24 

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No Change in Xi's Plan to Visit S. Korea in First Half...

[Politics] : The presidential office said on Thursday that there has been no change in plans for Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit South Korea in the first half of this year. Presidential spokesperson Kang Min-seok said in a press briefing that Presid...

 2020-02-20 09:11 

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Moon, Xi Agree to Closely Cooperate to Fight Coronavirus...

[International] : The leaders of South Korea and China have agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two nations in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Presidential spokesperson Kang Min-seok said in a written press briefing on Thursday that P...

 2020-02-20 09:06 

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Military to Restrict Soldiers from Vacationing, Staying Outside Bases over Coronavirus...

[Politics] : South Korea has decided to restrict all enlisted soldiers from vacationing, staying off base and meeting visitors from this weekend after a Navy sailor on Jeju Island tested positive for the novel coronavirus.The Defense Ministry said on Thur...

 2020-02-20 09:01 

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Navy Sailor in Jeju Tests Positive on Provisional Coronavirus Test...

[Politics] : A soldier in Jeju has tested positive for the novel coronavirus on a provisional test, raising the fear that the contagious disease might have spread into the southern island province. The provincial government said on Thursday that a 22-year...

 2020-02-19 19:46 

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Online Shopping Orders Surge Amid Virus Scare...

[Politics] : A growing number of South Koreans are shopping online for daily necessities amid the coronavirus scare, resulting in a delay in deliveries.The online mall Coupang posted on its website Thursday that its so-called "rocket" deliveries, ...

 2020-02-19 19:44 

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UFP Requests Court Review of Law on Investigation Agency...

[Politics] : The main opposition United Future Party has filed an appeal requesting the Constitutional Court to review the legality of a law approved in parliament last year that calls for setting up an independent agency to investigate corruption among s...

 2020-02-19 19:09 

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S. Korea Reports 1st Death Involving COVID-19 Case...

[Politics] : A person confirmed with COVID-19 in South Korea has died. The central disaster relief headquarters said the person, a man in his 60s, died of pneumonia-like symptoms on Wednesday at Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo, North Gyeongsang Province. A di...

 2020-02-19 18:46 

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No. of Coronavirus Patients in S. Korea Tops 100...

[Domestic] : The number of people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in South Korea has topped 100 after more than 50 new cases were added in a single day. The central disaster relief headquarters confirmed 22 more cases on Thursday aftern...

 2020-02-19 18:36 

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S. Korea Reports 1st Death from Novel Coronavirus...

[Science] : One of the people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in South Korea has died, marking the nation's first casualty from the highly contagious disease. Local health authorities reported the death on Thursday afternoon. An announcement with...

 2020-02-19 18:01 

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KFTA Urges Delay in Start of School Semester...

[Domestic] : The Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations wants the government to formally recognize infectious disease as a reason to reduce the number of school days.The organization said that with the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the city of ...

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