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February 2020 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- Coronavirus, Furlough Threat Provoke Anxiety at US Bases in South Korea VOA 28 Feb 2020 -- The U.S. military in South Korea, whose motto is "Ready to Fight Tonight," has been forced into battles on two nontraditional fronts: a highly contagious virus that is spreading rapidly throughout the country, and the looming threat that thousands of South Korean workers on U.S. bases could soon be furloughed because of a cost-sharing dispute with Seoul.
- S.Korea confirms 571 more cases of COVID-19, 2,337 in total People's Daily 28 Feb 2020 -- South Korea confirmed 571 more cases of the COVID-19 on Friday, raising the total number of infections to 2,337.
- S.Korea confirms 256 more cases of COVID-19, 2,022 in total People's Daily 28 Feb 2020 -- South Korea confirmed 256 more cases of the COVID-19 on Friday, raising the total number of infections to 2,022.
- S.Korea confirms 334 more cases of COVID-19, 1,595 in total People's Daily 27 Feb 2020 -- South Korea confirmed 334 more cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 1,595 as of 9:00 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) Thursday.
- South Korea reports 13th death, 344 new coronavirus cases Press TV 27 Feb 2020 -- South Korea, the country with the highest number of coronavirus infections after China, has reported its 13th fatality from the pathogen, also announcing 334 new infection cases, the largest daily increase in the country.
- US, South Korea postpone wargames over coronavirus Press TV 27 Feb 2020 -- The United States has postponed its wargames with South Korea on Thursday as concerns continue to grow over the coronavirus.
- S.Korea confirms 284 more cases of COVID-19, 1,261 in total People's Daily 26 Feb 2020 -- South Korea confirmed 284 more cases of the COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the total number of infections to 1,261, and the death toll rose to 12.
- Coronavirus Outbreak Inside 2 S. Korean Medical Facilities Highlights Vulnerability of Disabled Patients VOA 26 Feb 2020 -- Coronavirus outbreaks inside two South Korean medical facilities reveal the vulnerability of people with disabilities to the disease that appears poised to become a global pandemic.
- S. Korea confirms 144 more cases of COVID-19, 977 in total People's Daily 26 Feb 2020 -- South Korea confirmed 144 more cases of the COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total number of infections to 977, and the death toll rose to 10.
- US Military Reports First Coronavirus Infection in S. Korea VOA 25 Feb 2020 -- A U.S. soldier has tested positive for the coronavirus, U.S. military officials in South Korea said Wednesday - the first confirmed infection of a U.S. service member.
- S.Korea confirms 144 more cases of COVID-19, 977 in total People's Daily 25 Feb 2020 -- South Korea confirmed 144 more cases of the COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total number of infections to 977, and the death toll rose to 10.
- Joint Press Briefing by Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and ROK Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo DoD 24 Feb 2020 -- Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper; Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo
- Pentagon Has 'No Plans to Redeploy THAAD' in South Korea - Defense Secretary Esper Sputnik 24 Feb 2020 -- US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced Monday that the US does not currently have plans to redeploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers in South Korea.
- Esper Urges South Korea to Contribute More to Its Defense DoD News 24 Feb 2020 -- Though the U.S.-South Korea alliance remains strong, South Korea must bear a more proportional share of the cost of maintaining its security, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.
- Rising COVID-19 cases in South Korea scare away shoppers, tourists from China Global Times 24 Feb 2020 -- The deteriorating epidemic situation in South Korea has scared away shoppers and tourists and worried Chinese students after the country reported 833 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and eight deaths as of Monday night.
- S.Korea confirms 231 more cases of COVID-19, 833 in total People's Daily 24 Feb 2020 -- South Korea confirmed 231 more cases of the COVID-19 on Monday, raising the total number of infections to 833.
- Travelers from South Korea to be subjected to 14-day quarantine CNA 24 Feb 2020 -- All travelers entering Taiwan from South Korea will have to be quarantined for 14 days starting this week because of a sharp escalation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak there, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday.
- South Korea Announces New Coronavirus Cases VOA 24 Feb 2020 -- South Korea announced Monday 161 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total cases to 763. Officials also confirmed two more deaths, bringing its death toll to seven.
- Coronavirus faces South Korea with dire situation Press TV 22 Feb 2020 -- The already exceptionally-high number of those affected with coronavirus in South Korea has doubled in just one day, facing the country with a "grave" situation.
- South Korea Announces New Coronavirus Cases VOA 22 Feb 2020 -- South Korea's prime minister said the coronavirus in his country had entered a "more grave stage" as new cases of the disease were reported Sunday.
- Coronavirus Surges in South Korea as Authorities Grapple With Response VOA 22 Feb 2020 -- The coronavirus continued to spread rapidly in South Korea on Saturday, with the country reporting its largest single-day spike in confirmed infections since the outbreak began.
- Jitters in South Korea as Coronavirus Cases Double for 3 Straight Days VOA 21 Feb 2020 -- South Korea's capital banned large protests and prohibited gatherings of a religious group that has been a hotbed for coronavirus infections, as the outbreak continued to spread across the country.
- South Korea Reports 1st Coronavirus Death as Outbreak Enters 'New Phase' VOA 20 Feb 2020 -- South Korea confirmed its first death from the new coronavirus, local media reported Thursday, as the number of infections in the country tripled within two days.
- 15 New Coronavirus Cases in S. Korea, As Epidemic Threatens Economy VOA 19 Feb 2020 -- South Korea reported 15 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, intensifying concerns of an outbreak following a lull in reported South Korean infections.
- Taiwan issues travel alert for South Korea as coronavirus cases soar CNA 20 Feb 2020 -- Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday issued a basic Level 1 travel alert for South Korea, advising travelers from Taiwan to exercise normal precautions while in the country, in light of a spike in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases there.
- Former North Korean Diplomat to Run for Seat in South Korea's National Assembly Radio Free Asia 12 Feb 2020 -- A high-profile North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea has officially announced he is running for parliament in the South, in a move that has boosted the spirits of the marginalized North Korean refugee and defector community.
- S.Korea, U.S. hold talks in Seoul to discuss Korean Peninsula affairs People's Daily 10 Feb 2020 -- Senior diplomats from South Korea and the United States held talks in Seoul Monday to discuss the Korean Peninsula affairs, according to local media reports.
- Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in South Korea Rises to 23 Sputnik 06 Feb 2020 -- South Korea has confirmed five more new cases of the new coronavirus infection, bringing their total number to 23, the South Korean Health Ministry's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said Thursday.
- Number of Coronavirus Cases in South Korea Rises to 18 Sputnik 05 Feb 2020 -- South Korea has confirmed two more cases of the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country to 18, the country's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) announced on Wednesday.
- Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in South Korea Rises to 16 - Health Authorities Sputnik 04 Feb 2020 -- According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the sixteenth patient, a South Korean woman, 42, returned to the country on 19 January after visiting Thailand, and starting from 25 January she was suffering fever. On Monday, she was tested positive for the new coronavirus.
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