Moon puts off summer vacation due to pandemic: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL– President Moon Jae-in has postponed his summer vacation in consideration of the COVID-19 crisis, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday. He had planned to go on summer vacation in early…

New cases break record for 2nd day; toughest curbs likely to be extended

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases hit a fresh high of over 1,800 on Thursday with mass infections from a virus-hit naval unit, while authorities are increasingly inclined to…

16 more USFK-affiliated individuals test positive for COVID-19

SEOUL, Sixteen people affiliated with U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) have recently tested positive for the new coronavirus, the U.S. military said Wednesday, amid the fourth wave of the pandemic across…

New daily cases set another record amid rise of delta variant

SEOUL, South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases hit a fresh high of over 1,700 on Wednesday as cluster infections continued to spread across the nation amid a fast rise of…

23 more Cheonghae unit members test positive for COVID-19; total at 270

SEOUL, An additional 23 members of the virus-hit Cheonghae naval unit tested positive for the new coronavirus, the defense ministry said Wednesday, raising the confirmed infection cases among the 301-member…

South Korea reports another record-high number of coronavirus cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new virus cases hit another fresh high on Tuesday, health authorities said, as the country battles the fourth wave of the pandemic amid woes over rising…

New virus infections stay in 1,400s for 2nd day on fewer tests

SEOUL-- South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained in the mid-1,400s for the second day in a row Sunday on fewer tests over the weekend amid concerns about increased cases in non-capital areas, the imminent summer holiday season and the prevale...

S. Korean IOC member Ryu Seung-min tests positive for COVID-19

TOKYO, July 17 (Yonhap) — Ryu Seung-min, a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday. Ryu, also the president of…

Young vacationers flock to Jeju undaunted by 4th wave of pandemic

JEJU, South Korea– The popularity of Jeju Island among domestic travelers does not appear to have cooled off despite the ongoing fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic in South Korea…

S. Korean entertainment scene on edge following COVID-19 outbreaks

SEOUL– The local entertainment scene is on alert after TV personalities and singers have tested positive for the new coronavirus, raising concerns that the outbreak may spread wider in the…