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Two rescue workers killed in South Korea floods after boats capsize: Yonhap

12:04pm IST

SEOUL Two rescue workers were killed and five were missing in South Korea on Thursday after their boats overturned in floodwaters, Yonhap news agency reported, as heavy rain across the Korean peninsula threatened to bring new floods and landslides.

Rescue workers missing in South Korea floods after boats capsize - Yonhap

9:46am IST

SEOUL Seven rescue workers were missing in South Korea after their boats overturned in floodwaters on Thursday, the Yonhap news agency reported, as heavy rain across the Korean peninsula threatened to bring new floods and landslides.

Flood-hit South Korea guards against coronavirus at relief shelters

05 Aug 2020

ANSEONG, South Korea Tents erected in a school gym in the South Korean city of Anseong provided shelter on Wednesday for some families among more than 1,000 people made homeless by landslides and floods caused by the country's longest period of rain in seven years.

Coronavirus complicates S.Korea flood response as hundreds gather in shelters

05 Aug 2020

SEOUL, Aug 5 South Korean officials are working to keep more than a thousand people displaced by flooding safe and healthy with anti-coronavirus measures in place at crowded shelters as the government weighed declaring disaster zones on Wednesday.

South Korea's Green Cross seeks phase two trials of COVID-19 plasma drug

29 Jul 2020

SEOUL South Korea's Green Cross Corp has sought regulatory approval for Phase II trials of an experimental COVID-19 blood plasma treatment drug, the company said on Wednesday, sending its shares up nearly 10%.

North Korea steps up curbs after first possible coronavirus infection

28 Jul 2020

SEOUL/GENEVA North Korea introduced tougher curbs against the coronavirus on Tuesday, state media reported, after it locked down the town Kaesong, on the border with the South, to tackle what could be its first publicly confirmed infection.

N.Korea steps up coronavirus prevention after first possible infection

28 Jul 2020

SEOUL, July 28 North Korea introduced tougher prevention measures against the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, state media reported, after it locked down the border town of Kaesong to tackle what could be its first publicly confirmed case of the respiratory disease.

Escape to North Korea: Defector at heart of COVID-19 case fled sex abuse investigation

28 Jul 2020

SEOUL Last week, a 24-year-old defector returned to North Korea the way he left in 2017, authorities say, but with a coronavirus pandemic raging in the background this time, his illicit trip drew far more attention.

Factbox: What is known about North Korea's possible coronavirus 'patient zero'

27 Jul 2020

SEOUL After North Korea announced what could be its first publicly confirmed case of coronavirus on Sunday, officials in Seoul believe they may have identified the man suspected of crossing into the North, but said so far there is no sign he was infected.

FACTBOX-What is known about N.Korea's possible coronavirus 'patient zero'

27 Jul 2020

SEOUL, July 27 After North Korea announced what could be its first publicly confirmed case of coronavirus on Sunday, officials in Seoul believe they may have identified the man suspected of crossing into the North, but said so far there is no sign he was infected.

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