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SEOUL (Reuters) South Korean authorities were scrambling on Wednesday (Jan 27) to contain coronavirus outbreaks centred around Christian schools as the country reported a jump in infections, dampening hopes of a speedy exit from a third wave of the pandemic.
Pfizer seeks S. Korea approval Covid-19 vaccines ahead of February rollout; country on alert after 400-plus cases reported
SEOUL, Jan 25 (Reuters): Drugmaker Pfizer Inc has filed an application seeking approval of its coronavirus vaccines to be used in South Korea as the country gears up to begin inoculations next month, authorities said on Monday.
JAKARTA, Jan 25 (Reuters): Indonesia led most of Asia's emerging stock markets lower on Monday after coronavirus cases rose in the country, while a global shortage of chips pushed South Korean shares up more than 2%.
SEOUL, Jan 25 (Bernama): South Korea's agricultural ministry said Monday it has completed destruction of 21.7 million poultry since late November to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic bird flu at farms, Yonhap News Agency reported.
S. Korea: Covid-19 numbers falling but first pet infection case reported in South Gyeongsang Province
SEOUL, Jan 24 (The Korea Herald/ANN): The number of official cases of the novel coronavirus in South Korea is so far on a downward slope, but risks of a fresh flare-up are still imminent, health officials and experts say.
SEOUL, Jan 23 (The Korea Herald/ANN): Authorities warned against coronavirus complacency as potential risk factors still remain at large even though South Korea has been reporting fewer cases in recent days due to tougher virus curbs.
SEOUL (Xinhua): South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday (Jan 20) that the country potentially secured additional Covid-19 vaccines for 20 million people from US pharmaceutical firm Novavax.
SEOUL (Reuters): South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp said on Wednesday (Jan 20) it's reviewing cooperation on self-driving electric cars with multiple foreign firms, making no mention of a report linking it to a project with tech giant Apple Inc.
Here are the news highlights of The Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (Jan 19)
Emerging Markets: Thailand has big jump in stock market; S. Korea leads Asia stock gains on auto boost
SINGAPORE, Jan 19 (Reuters): South Korean shares jumped nearly 3% on Tuesday after steep losses in the previous session as gains in heavyweight auto shares provided a boost, with investors also eyeing prospects for more stimulus to support an economic recovery.