2.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine supplied through COVAX start being rolled out in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD– Today 2.5 million doses of Moderna (mRNA-1273) COVID-19 vaccines supplied through the COVAX Facility’s dose-sharing mechanism, and donated by the United States, started being distributed by the Government of…

Greece exempts nationals of Azerbaijan from entry restrictions

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday added five countries to the list of countries whose citizens are exempted from entry restrictions to Greece, Trend reports citing Greek City Times.…

New cases over 700 for 2nd day; wider Seoul on alert over upsurge

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new virus cases stayed in the 700s for the second day Sunday, while authorities tighten their guard against a virus resurgence in the greater Seoul area.…

Seoul reports largest population drop in 5 yrs: data

SEOUL– Seoul has suffered its largest population decline in five years, with the soaring housing prices likely driving people out of the capital city, data showed Sunday. According to figures…

Hyundai, Kia’s eco-friendly car sales in S. Korea surge 39 pct in H1

SEOUL– Hyundai Motor Group’s eco-friendly vehicle sales in South Korea jumped nearly 40 percent in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier on strong demand for…

S. Korea to offer sea radiation level via website

SEOUL– South Korea’s oceans ministry said Sunday it plans to launch a new platform to provide the latest information on the radiation level in local seas to the public amid…

Samsung SDI’s EV battery biz to swing to profit in Q2: analysts

SEOUL– Samsung SDI Co.’s electric vehicle (EV) battery business is expected to have turned to operating profit for the first time in the second quarter on strong demand by global…

N. Korea not cooperating with global vaccine distribution program: report

SEOUL– North Korea has not been cooperating with a United Nations-led global vaccine distribution program, failing to complete necessary paperwork to receive help against the coronavirus pandemic, a report said…

New cases over 700 for 2nd day; authorities to reassess social distancing levels

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new virus cases stayed in the 700s for the second day Sunday, while authorities will decide whether to readjust distancing rules next week amid concerns over…

Hyundai to invest in U.S. battery startup SES: sources

SEOUL– Hyundai Motor Co. will invest 114 billion won (US$100 million) in U.S. battery startup SolidEnergy Systems (SES) as it seeks to morph into a future mobility solutions provider, industry…