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S.Korea reports record daily COVID-19 cases as Moderna pledges vaccines

SEOUL, July 28 (Reuters) - South Korea on Wednesday reported 1,896 new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, its highest-ever daily increase, as the country struggles to subdue a fourth wave of outbreaks fanned...

Virus spreads in S. Korean regions with lighter restrictions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported a near-high in coronavirus infections Thursday as a weekslong surge extends beyond the capital region and the country's toughest pandemic restrictions. ...

The Latest: Indonesia hits record 47,899 daily virus cases

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia has logged a record daily 47,899 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry. The daily virus count topped 40,427 cases on Monday. Ho...

Korean, Japanese clubs dominate eastern zone in ACL

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Daegu FC announced that one of its players had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day after the eastern zone of the Asian Champions League’s group stage...

South Korean mayor ensnared in vaccine scam as Taiwan cities push for autonomy on deals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Korean city of Daegu hit international headlines after Mayor Kwon Young-jin apologized for his role in a proposed deal for 30 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses that turned...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2021. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1...

The Latest: S. Korean sect leader acquitted over virus cases

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court has acquitted a religious sect leader of charges that he deliberately disrupted the government’s anti-virus response early last year after thousands of his wo...

After early success, S. Korea sleepwalks into virus crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea had seemed to be winning the fight against the coronavirus: Quickly ramping up its testing, contact-tracing and quarantine efforts paid off when it weathered an e...

Asia Today: South Korea's cases, COVID-19 deaths spike again

South Korea has added another new 1,092 infections of the coronavirus in a resurgence that is erasing hard-won epidemiological gains and eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to handle...

Asia Today: S. Korea reports new daily high, mulls new steps

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported another high in daily coronavirus increases as health officials face growing pressure to enforce stricter social distancing to slow the spread in the...

Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported another 950 coronavirus cases, its largest daily increase since the emergence of the pandemic, as fears grow about overwhelmed hospitals in the great...

Asia Today: Tokyo's daily infections top 600 for first time

TOKYO (AP) — The number of new coronavirus infections in Japan’s capital topped 600 in a day for the first time on Thursday, while experts warned of the increased burden on hospitals. ...

The Latest: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, the speed of viral spread unseen since the worst wave of the outbreak in spring. ...

Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, the speed of viral spread unseen since the worst wave of the outbreak in spring. ...

The Latest: Turkey bans public smoking to reinforce mask use

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s interior ministry has banned smoking in public places across the country to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In a statement late Wednesday, the ministry said s...