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August 2020 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- New Virus Cases in S. Korea Remain in 300s for 2nd Day SPA 30 Aug 2020 -- The number of daily new coronavirus cases in South Korea remained in the 300s today, on Saturday for the second straight day, as officials urged citizens to abide by enhanced social distancing measures, warning the coming week may be the last chance to stop a massive outbreak, Yonhap reported.
- S.Korea to tighten social-distancing measures on COVID-19 resurgence People's Daily 28 Aug 2020 -- South Korea on Friday announced a plan to tighten social-distancing measures, including the restriction on running practices of coffee shops and restaurants, in the Seoul metropolitan area amid a growing worry here about the COVID-19 resurgence.
- Why S. Korea faces COVID-19 resurgence Global Times 27 Aug 2020 -- South Korea, once praised as a model for response to the COVID-19 pandemic, currently faced a resurgence as mistrust and misinformation about the government's quarantine measures spread among the conservative members of a church in Seoul.
- Taiwan removes South Korea from COVID-19 'low-to-moderate' risk list CNA 26 Aug 2020 -- The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday removed South Korea from its list of countries from which business travelers can apply for shorter quarantine periods upon arrival in Taiwan, citing a recent surge in cases there over the past two weeks.
- S. Korea reports 280 more COVID-19 cases, 17,945 in total Global Times 26 Aug 2020 -- South Korea reported 280 more cases of the COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Tuesday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 17,945.
- Seoul City Reports 134 New Cases, Infections with Unknown Routes on Rise SPA 25 Aug 2020 -- New coronavirus cases in Seoul reached 134 today, on Tuesday, marking a triple-digit figure due to a continued rise in cluster infections across the capital and cases coming from unknown transmission routes, Yonhap reported.
- COVID Surge in South Korea Prompts School Closures VOA 25 Aug 2020 -- South Korea is closing schools in the Seoul metropolitan area as it copes with a nearly two-week surge in coronavirus infections.
- New Zealand, S. Korea Toughen Coronavirus Restrictions VOA 24 Aug 2020 -- New Zealand is requiring everyone using public transport and traveling on airplanes to wear face coverings starting Monday, while enhanced restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of a coronavirus outbreak in Auckland are being extended through Sunday.
- S Korea Seeks Cooperation With Russia on Fifth-Generation Jets, Drones, Space - Attache Sputnik 24 Aug 2020 -- South Korea is seeking military cooperation with Russia amid growing threat on the Korean peninsula, with particular interest in the technology of Russian fifth-generation planes, drones and the exploration of space, Kim Young Wook, air attache at the South Korean embassy in Russia, said.
- Seoul's Coronavirus Positivity Rate Soars to Record High SPA 23 Aug 2020 -- Seoul's coronavirus positivity rate soared more than sevenfold this month due to the outbreak of cluster infections throughout the capital area, Yonhap cited the municipal government as saying today, on Saturday.
- South Korea Warns It's on Brink of Nationwide Pandemic VOA 23 Aug 2020 -- "We're on the brink of a nationwide pandemic," the director general of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday.
- S.Korea to expand tighter social-distancing campaign nationwide amid surging COVID-19 cases Global Times 22 Aug 2020 -- South Korea will expand its tighter social-distancing campaign nationwide from Sunday amid the surging number of newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases in recent days.
- S. Korea Faces New Outbreak, Churches Again a Concern VOA 17 Aug 2020 -- South Korea, which had effectively contained one of the world's first coronavirus outbreaks, is seeing a COVID-19 resurgence, with officials warning the country could be on the verge of another large-scale eruption.
- Seoul, Washington briefly postpone joint drills after S Korean officer tests positive for COVID-19 Press TV 16 Aug 2020 -- South Korea and the United States have briefly postponed their annual joint military drills after a South Korean officer tested positive for the new coronavirus.
- Joint Statement on the 7th U.S.-Republic of Korea Energy Security Dialogue and Track 1.5 Roundtable Discussion US Dept. of State 14 Aug 2020 -- The text of the following statement was released by the governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Korea.
- S. Korea Seeks Solution for Victims of Japan's Wartime Sexual Slavery VOA 14 Aug 2020 -- The government of South Korea says it will continue to seek a "realistic" and "practicable" solution for victims of Japan's military wartime sexual slavery.
- Former US Officials Chastise Seoul Over Treatment of N. Korean Rights Groups VOA 14 Aug 2020 -- Thirteen former U.S. officials from Republican and Democratic administrations Wednesday sent an open letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in accusing his government of "undermining North Korea's human rights movement."
- Interview: South Korean Probes into Refugee-led Civic Groups are 'A Political Decision' Radio Free Asia 12 Aug 2020 -- North Korean refugee-led civic groups in South Korea have become the target of sweeping government inspections as Seoul seeks to re-engage with Pyongyang, which says heightened tensions on the peninsula are the fault of activist groups who send anti-Pyongyang leaflets by balloon over the border. Inter-Korean tensions reached a crescendo in June when Pyongyang cut off all official communication with Seoul and blew up a landmark inter-Korean liaison office in the North Korean city of Kaesong.
- US, South Korea downsize military drills due to coronavirus pandemic: Media Press TV 12 Aug 2020 -- South Korea and the United States are reportedly scaling back their joint military drills this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- South Korea Preparing for Reduced Virtual Drills With US Next Week, Reports Suggest Sputnik 12 Aug 2020 -- South Korea has begun preparations for the annual joint summer drills with the United States which this year will be held in an abridged format due to the coronavirus, South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo reported on Wednesday, citing sources.
- Three New COVID-19 Strains Detected in South Korea as Infections Increase Sputnik 11 Aug 2020 -- South Korea's public health authorities on Monday revealed that three new mutated genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been detected in the country.
- S.Korea reports 43 more COVID-19 cases, 14,562 in total People's Daily 08 Aug 2020 -- South Korea reported 43 more cases of the COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Saturday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,562.
- S.Korea reports 33 more COVID-19 cases, 14,456 in total People's Daily 05 Aug 2020 -- South Korea reported 33 more cases of COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Wednesday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,456.
- Iran And South Korea Agree On More Humanitarian Trade Radio Farda 03 Aug 2020 -- South Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran have agreed to establish a working group on expanding humanitarian trade as part of efforts to maintain bilateral partnership within the scope of a U.S.-approved sanctions exemption, a South Korean source close to the matter said Sunday, August 2.
- South Korea Reports 30 New Coronavirus Cases SPA 02 Aug 2020 -- South Korea reported 30 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday, with 22 of them imported cases, marking the second day in a row that local infections have increased by a single-digit figure, according to Yonhap News Agency.
- South Korea Arrests Shincheonji Church Founder Over Coronavirus-Related Crimes, Reports Say Sputnik 01 Aug 2020 -- South Korean authorities arrested the leader of Christian religious group Shincheonji on several charges relating to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, state news agency Yonhap reported.
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