COVID-19 outbreak: 70 new infection cases reported in RoK

COVID-19 outbreak: 70 new infection cases reported in RoK

The Republic of Korea (RoK) reported a huge rise in the number of confirmed new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection cases on Monday (Feb 24) with 70 more cases. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the country is now 833.

Coronavirus outbreak: South Korea raises threat alert level

Coronavirus outbreak: South Korea raises threat alert level

10:50 | 24/02/2020

President Moon Jae-in on Sunday put South Korea on the highest possible alert in its fight against the coronavirus, a move that empowers the government to lock down cities and take other sweeping measures to contain the outbreak.    

COVID-19 outbreak not to impact China-ASEAN ties: Chinese ambassador

COVID-19 outbreak not to impact China-ASEAN ties: Chinese ambassador

23:41 | 22/02/2020

The relationship between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries will not be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak as the two sides have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in winning the battle against the deadly virus, Chinese ambassador to ASEAN Deng Xijun said Friday (Feb 21).    

Samsung confirms COVID-19 case at phone factory, facility shut

Samsung confirms COVID-19 case at phone factory, facility shut

23:33 | 22/02/2020

Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that one COVID-19 coronavirus case has been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning.    

Food delivery soars in South Korea on virus fears

Food delivery soars in South Korea on virus fears

23:31 | 22/02/2020

Consumers in South Korea are increasingly turning to contactless services as infection cases from no relevance to China surges in the country and causes panic about the danger of the mysterious new epidemic.    

RoK to restrict international marriage visa for domestic violence offenders

RoK to restrict international marriage visa for domestic violence offenders

18:18 | 22/02/2020

The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ministry of Justice said it proclaimed a revision of the Enforcement Regulations of the Immigration Act on Friday (Feb 21) to restrict visa issuance for foreigners wanting to marry Koreans with criminal records related to domestic violence, sex offenses and other violent crimes.

Vietnam attends disarmament conference in Geneva

Vietnam attends disarmament conference in Geneva

11:02 | 22/02/2020

Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva, attended first activities within the framework of the Conference on Disarmament (CD) 2020.

Woman plays violin as surgeons remove brain tumor

Woman plays violin as surgeons remove brain tumor

23:31 | 19/02/2020

A patient at a British hospital played Mahler and Gershwin on the violin while a tumor was removed and helped surgeons avoid damage to her brain, the UK hospital where she underwent the procedure said.

Coronavirus: How it is affecting global economy

Coronavirus: How it is affecting global economy

22:15 | 19/02/2020

Apple, the world's first trillion-dollar company by market capitalisation, has announced it will not make its first quarter revenue expectations due to the covid-19 coronavirus.    

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