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South Korea's Moon says situation 'very grave' as mass virus tests get going

25 Feb 2020

SEOUL South Korean health authorities aim to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the centre of a surge of new coronavirus cases as President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the situation was "very grave". | Video

South Korea, U.S. defense chiefs to meet amid unresolved dispute on cost-sharing

24 Feb 2020

SEOUL With South Korea's defense minister due to meet his American counterpart on Monday in Washington, the U.S. military doubled down on calls for Seoul to pay more in defense costs, warning of the implications if a deal was not made soon.

S.Korea, U.S. defence chiefs to meet amid unresolved dispute on cost-sharing

24 Feb 2020

SEOUL, Feb 24 With South Korea's defence minister due to meet his American counterpart on Monday in Washington, the U.S. military doubled down on calls for Seoul to pay more in defence costs, warning of the implications if a deal was not made soon.

North Korea to cancel April marathon over coronavirus fears - tour company

21 Feb 2020

SEOUL North Korea has called off its Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April after imposing a border lockdown and travel curbs to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, a Western tour company said on Friday.

North Korea to cancel April marathon over coronavirus fears: tour company

21 Feb 2020

SEOUL North Korea has called off its Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April after imposing a border lockdown and travel curbs to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, a Western tour company said on Friday.

North Korea quarantines in place for coronavirus - envoy

19 Feb 2020

GENEVA/SEOUL North Korea has imposed a strict quarantine around foreigners or returning nationals who display fever on entering the country, but has found no cases of coronavirus yet, its envoy to the United Nations in Geneva said on Wednesday.

North Korea quarantines in place for coronavirus: envoy

19 Feb 2020

GENEVA/SEOUL North Korea has imposed a strict quarantine around foreigners or returning nationals who display fever on entering the country, but has found no cases of coronavirus yet, its envoy to the United Nations in Geneva said on Wednesday. | Video

WHO says 'no indications' of coronavirus cases in North Korea

19 Feb 2020

GENEVA/SEOUL There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country.

WHO says 'no indications' of coronavirus cases in North Korea

19 Feb 2020

GENEVA/SEOUL, Feb 19 There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had spread to the isolated country.

North Korea looks to hold 'Mass Games' this year despite coronavirus fears: tour companies

18 Feb 2020

SEOUL Despite North Korea's ban on foreign tourism over coronavirus fears, the isolated nation has announced plans to stage its "Mass Games", featuring thousands of dancers, gymnasts and singers, as soon as August, tour companies said on Tuesday.

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