Amid concerns over new UK COVID-19 strain, South Korea deploys 5G tech for detection at airport

Seoul: South Korea has introduced mobile edge computing (MEC) technology at Incheon International Airport to operate an artificial intelligence (AI) system that screens potential Covid-19 patients in a move to step up preventative measures against the pandemic. The Ministry of Science and ICT said the system will check for passengers without masks or with COVID-19 symptoms, … Read more

India, South Korea hold talks on starting a Transport Air Bubble arrangement

New Delhi: India and South Korea are holding talks on starting transport air bubble arrangements between the 2 countries for the movement of people. Amidst the COVID pandemic global air travel came to a grinding halt and “Transport Air Bubbles” was established which are basically temporary arrangements between two countries aimed at restarting commercial passenger services. During … Read more

South Korea scrambles jets as Chinese, Russian aircraft enter air defence zone

SEOUL: South Korea said it scrambled fighter jets in response to an intrusion into its air defence identification zone by 19 Russian and Chinese military aircraft on Tuesday. Four Chinese warplanes entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) followed by 15 Russian aircraft, according to South Korea`s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The South … Read more

US returns 12 out-of-use military bases on Korean Peninsula to Seoul

Moscow: The United States on Friday (December 11) returned 12 closed military bases to the South Korean government, including some in the Yongsan Garrison complex in central Seoul, amid fear growing that an additional delay would further hamper regional development efforts, the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday (December 11), citing South Korean officials. According … Read more

South Korea tightens curbs in Seoul as COVID-19 cases hit new high

South Korea will impose heightened social distancing rules for the capital Seoul and surrounding areas, local media reported on Sunday, as health authorities struggle to contain the largest wave of coronavirus infections in nine months. The decision comes after the government implemented unprecedented measures on Saturday in a country that had seen initial success through … Read more

South Korea reaches a deal to buy AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate

SEOUL: South Korea has reached a deal with AstraZeneca PLC to purchase its coronavirus vaccine candidate as it seeks to secure supplies amid a resurgence of outbreaks, local media reported on Thursday (December 3). The government has said it was in final talks with global drugmakers including AstraZeneca, Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson over … Read more

South Korea to tighten social distancing, warns of new COVID-19 crisis

South Korea will impose stricter social distancing rules for the greater Seoul area a month after easing them, officials said on Tuesday, warning of an even bigger crisis if anti-COVID-19 efforts fail to dampen a spike in new cases. Starting Thursday, tighter curbs will ban public gatherings of 100 people or more, limit religious services … Read more

South Korea appealed for Biden's 'summit-level' interests in North Korea talks

South Korea`s foreign minister said on Tuesday she had raised the need for US President-elect Joe Biden`s administration to pay “summit-level” attention to reopen denuclearisation talks with North Korea during meetings in the United States this week. Kang Kyung-wha met a number of Biden allies in Washington, including Democratic Senators Chris Coons and Chris Murphy … Read more

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