South Korea

S Korea cautiously reports no new MERS cases or deaths

2015-06-29 16:12

South Korea has reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days, but officials warn there is no indication yet that the outbreak has been brought under control.

Jail time for those who break new S Korea MERS law

2015-06-26 11:52

South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures in a crisis that has now left 31 dead.

South Korea reports 3 more MERS cases

2015-06-23 10:50

South Korea has reported three new MERS cases but no additional deaths, bringing to 175 the total number of confirmed cases.

Japan's Abe pledges to improve ties with South Korea

2015-06-22 11:12

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has pledged to improve ties with South Korea after years of strain over history and territory, as the two countries held low-key celebrations of 50 years of diplomatic ties.

How South Korea rose from the ashes

2015-06-22 07:39

Off-beat policies pulled the country from the mire of poverty, says Mandi Smallhorne.

South Korea reports no new MERS cases

2015-06-20 14:08

South Korea says there is no new cases of MERS, the first time in 16 days, raising hopes the country is winning the battle to contain the virus.

S Korean parliament confirms nomination of new PM

2015-06-18 14:26

South Korea’s parliament has endorsed the appointment of Hwang Kyo-Ahn as prime minister, whose immediate priority will be to tackle a MERS outbreak which has claimed 23 lives.

8 new MERS cases in South Korea; 20th patient dies

2015-06-17 05:59

South Korea has reported eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, while another person infected with the virus has died, health officials say, bringing to 20 the number of fatalities in the outbreak.

North Korean soldier defects to South

2015-06-15 19:08

A North Korean soldier has defected by walking over the heavily fortified border and handing himself in to the South Korean military.

Schools reopen as S Korea seeks normality in MERS outbreak

2015-06-15 08:45

Thousands of South Korean schools that were shut by worries over MERS have reopened, as the country seeks to return to normal nearly four months into an outbreak that showed signs slowing.


S Korea fears MERS may have spread to new hospital

2015-06-27 09:00

South Korea says it is closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus.

South Korea reports 4 new MERS cases

2015-06-24 10:05

South Korea has reported four new cases of MERS, its third consecutive day without any fatalities, as the total number of infections rose to 179.

N Korea to boycott university games in South over UN rights office

2015-06-22 13:40

North Korea says it will boycott a global sports event for university athletes to be held in South Korea because of Seoul's decision to open a UN office to investigate human rights abuses in the North, according to officials.

South Korea sees 2 more MERS deaths

2015-06-22 08:49

Two people have died in South Korea of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and three others have been diagnosed, officials say.

South Korea reports three new MERS cases

2015-06-21 08:12

South Korea has reported three new cases of MERS as health authorities remained vigilant about the spread of the virus, which appeared to have slowed in recent days.

South Korea MERS outbreak has 'levelled off'

2015-06-19 11:44

An outbreak oMERS in South Korea appears to have levelled off, a health official says, as the country reported just one new patient, a day after Thailand reported its first case.

MERS poses risk to South Korean economy

2015-06-18 08:05

An outbreak of MERS threatens to deal a blow to South Korea’s economic recovery, Moody's Investors Service says, as the health ministry reported three new cases.

South Korean schools reopen despite MERS fear

2015-06-16 09:04

The death toll continues to mount in South Korea's MERS outbreak even as schools reopen and people recover from the virus.

S Korea reports 16th MERS death

2015-06-15 12:06

South Korea has reported the 16th death and five new cases in the growing outbreak of MERS which has placed more than 5 200 people under quarantine and sparked widespread alarm.

MERS not spreading outside South Korea hospitals - WHO

2015-06-14 10:21

The MERS virus in South Korea, which has killed 14 people and infected nearly 140, hasn't spread outside hospitals in the country, the World Health Organisation says.

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