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South Korea presses on with flu vaccination programme amid concerns about deaths

Oct 23 2020

SEOUL The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Friday it would press on with a wide flu vaccination programme aimed at heading off complications from the coronavirus, after reviewing more than two dozen cases of deaths that have raised public concern.

S.Korea's forensic team found no links between flu shot, boy's death -media

Oct 22 2020

SEOUL, Oct 23 South Korea's forensic agency has found no links between a 17-year-old boy's death and a flu shot he had taken, the Yonhap news agency reported, amid rising concerns about the safety of the vaccines following the death of at least 25 people.

South Korea sticks to flu vaccine plan despite safety fears after 25 die

Oct 22 2020

SEOUL South Korean officials refused on Thursday to suspend a seasonal influenza inoculation effort, despite growing calls for a halt, including an appeal from a key group of doctors, after the deaths of at least 25 of those vaccinated. | Video

Number of South Koreans dying after flu shot rises, prompts vaccine worries

Oct 21 2020

SEOUL, Oct 22 At least 13 South Koreans have died after receiving flu shots in recent days, according to official and local media reports, ramping up fears about vaccine safety even as authorities rule out a link.

U.S. military says South Korean workers may be laid off amid row over costs

Oct 16 2020

SEOUL The U.S. military will put nearly 9,000 South Korean workers on unpaid leave from April in the absence of an agreement on the sharing of costs of maintaining 28,500 U.S. troops in South Korea, it has told the government.

South Korea reports first triple-digit rise in coronavirus cases in six days - KDCA

Oct 12 2020

SEOUL South Korea reported 102 new coronavirus cases as of Monday midnight, marking the first triple-digit increase in six days, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-S.Korea reports first triple-digit rise in coronavirus cases in six days -KDCA

Oct 12 2020

SEOUL, Oct 13 South Korea reported 102 new coronavirus cases as of Monday midnight, marking the first triple-digit increase in six days, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Tuesday.

Analysis: South Korea sees hope and threat in mixed message from North's Kim

Oct 12 2020

SEOUL South Korean officials have seized on conciliatory comments by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the weekend as a sign that tension could be easing but also worry the huge number of rockets he showcased is evidence that peace may be elusive.

K-pop titan BTS's online concert draws global fans

Oct 11 2020

SEOUL Fans of BTS tuned in to an online concert by the K-pop boyband on Saturday, holding their signature light sticks and sharing messages in a chatroom. | Video

South Korea eases social distancing curbs amid COVID-19 downtrend

Oct 11 2020

SEOUL South Korea will relax some rules on social distancing from Monday, allowing nightspots to re-open and spectators to attend sports events, after new coronavirus cases edged lower in recent weeks, authorities said.

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