Archive for February 7th, 2020

42 kindergartens, schools in Seoul ordered to close amid coronavirus scare

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

The Seoul city education office on Wednesday ordered a week-long suspension of classes for 42 kindergartens and schools in the two Seoul districts where a person infected [...]
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Hyundai Stops Car Production In Korea Due To Parts Shortage

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Motor1 | 6:02 AM

Hyundai has several revised and all-new products in the pipeline, including the new i20, the 2021 Elantra, and the facelifted Santa Fe, not to mention the all-new Genesis [...]
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FM stresses Xi Jinping will visit Korea in first half

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha said Thursday there was no change in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plan to visit South Korea in the first half of the year, despite the [...]
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S. Korea vows swift budget spending amid growing virus concerns

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | YNA | 6:02 AM

South Korea will swiftly carry out its fiscal spending as China’s rapidly spreading coronavirus epidemic is expected to cast a shadow on the nation’s fragile [...]
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How a N Korean Nuclear-Armed Submarine Could Make It Even Harder to Strike a Deal

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

Kim Jong Un has spent much of his time as North Korea’s leader developing bigger and more advanced nuclear weapons. This year, he may try to make them harder to find by [...]
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Korea, Australia to renew, expand currency swap agreement

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s central bank said on Thursday it has agreed to renew an existing currency swap agreement with Australia, while expanding the size by 20 percent in a move [...]
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S. Korea to release second fully recovered coronavirus patient from hospital

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | YNA | 6:02 AM

South Korea is set to discharge its second coronavirus patient from a hospital as she has made a full recovery and shows no symptoms of the illness, health authorities said [...]
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‘You are my hero’: Chinese coronavirus patient’s letter to Korean medical team

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea is set to discharge its second coronavirus patient from a hospital as she has made a full recovery and shows no symptoms of the illness, health authorities said [...]
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Korean Air flight diverted to LAX for new virus screening

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A Korean Air flight headed to Las Vegas from Seoul, South Korea, was diverted Wednesday to Los Angeles over concerns that some of the passengers might have been exposed to a [...]
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Ports, shipping industry disrupted by novel coronavirus

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

In the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak, operations at ports and the shipping industry have been severely disrupted, with sea ports and manufacturers shutting down in [...]
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Korean airlines suspend 60pct of flights to China

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

Fears of the new coronavirus have prompted South Korean air carriers to suspend more than 60 percent of their flights to China as of Thursday, according to industry sources. [...]
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S. Korea reports 4 more cases of novel coronavirus, total now at 23

S. Korea reports 4 more cases of novel coronavirus, total now at 23

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

South Korea confirmed four more cases of novel coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the total here to 23, with one case being a person who initially tested negative for [...]
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Virus fear sparks China phobia in S. Korea

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

Public fears over the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, are prompting many South Koreans to avoid Chinese people altogether in the belief they can minimise [...]
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Life or death: A glimpse into N Korea shivering with coronavirus fears

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

North Korea is yet to confirm any case of infection, but it has intensified preventive efforts against coronavirus. It has tightened its borders with China and increased its [...]
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Overseas Koreans report discrimination on coronavirus panic

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 6:02 AM

As fears of the new coronavirus spread around the world, so do racist attacks and stereotypes targeting people of Asian descent, with many Koreans overseas reporting having [...]
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