Archive for February 16th, 2021

S. Korea’s online food market grows explosively in 2020 amid pandemic

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s online food market posted explosive growth in 2020 from a year earlier due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Monday. The value of [...] » More

S. Korea to launch new-format social distancing campaign in March, Moon says

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

President Moon Jae-in said Monday his government will introduce new social distancing rules next month as South Korea is gearing up for full-fledged COVID-19 vaccine shots. [...] » More

Korea says won’t initially provide AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to elderly

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea will initially exclude people aged 65 years and older from inoculation with AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine because of a lack of data proving its efficacy [...] » More

Defense ministry says details of S. Korea-US combined exercise yet to be finalised

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea and the United States have yet to work out the schedule and other details of a planned joint springtime exercise, the defense ministry said Monday. The [...] » More

S. Korea reports 344 more COVID-19 cases, 83,869 in total

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

South Korea reported 344 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 83,869. The daily caseload stayed [...] » More

Korea February 1-10 exports surge 69.1pct y/y customs agency

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s exports during the first 10 days of February surged 69.1 percent from a year earlier, preliminary data released by the customs agency showed on Monday. [...] » More

Korea holds back on AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

The AstraZeneca vaccine will not be used on those aged 65 and over for the time being, the Korean government committee for COVID-19 immunisation said Monday, citing [...] » More

S. Korea wraps up delivery of 2m masks to Korean War veterans in 22 countries

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea provided an additional 2 million face masks to international veterans of the 1950-53 Korean War recently in an expression of gratitude for their sacrifice, the [...] » More

N. Korea holds cyber conference on water management to ward off flooding

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

North Korea held a video conference to discuss better methods of flood control and water management in an effort to prevent the recurrence of heavy damage to the [...] » More

Korea eases coronavirus curbs, to announce vaccine plan

Korea eases coronavirus curbs, to announce vaccine plan

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea eased some of its strictest social distancing rules for businesses on Monday, but kept limits on private gatherings as authorities prepared to unveil plans for [...] » More

S. Korea keen on restoring ties with Japan amid US calls for trilateral tie-up

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:02 AM

South Korea is revving up efforts to mend ties with Japan frayed over wartime history and trade, as the United States pushes for tighter trilateral cooperation with the two [...] » More

S. Korea to spend W4.3tr on defense R&D this year

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea will invest 4.3 trillion won ($3.9 billion) in research and development in the defense sector this year to secure cutting-edge technologies and boost the [...] » More

Inter-Korean reunification activist Paek Ki-wan dies at 88

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

Paek Ki-wan, who devoted his life to the reunification of the two Koreas and labour and social issues, died in hospital Monday, hospital officials said. He was 88. According [...] » More

S. Korea closely monitoring NK moves ahead of late leader’s birthday: JCS

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 6:02 AM

South Korea is closely monitoring North Korea’s military moves ahead of the birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Monday. Tuesday [...] » More

CNN Exclusive: WHO Wuhan mission finds possible signs of wider original outbreak in 2019

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO) looking into the origins of coronavirus in China have discovered signs the outbreak was much wider in Wuhan in December [...] » More