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Reporter : Jung Min-ho
Tue, June 6, 2023 | 02:55
EDGC to merge with EDGC HealthCare
Korean genomics company EDGC will acquire EDGC HealthCare, its subsidiary famous for the COVID-19 detection kit, DiaPlexQ, to improve finance and management efficiency. The merger is expected to be completed on Aug. 6, an EDGC official said Wednesday. “The merger is expected to bring about more investment into EDGC's genetic technology for predicting, detecting and treating d...
Can US reopen safely? Korean doctor says it can - but only if 'almost everyone' wears a mask
U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for a speedy reopening of businesses closed by COVID-19 shutdowns while Democratic governors are seeking to maintain their restrictions. But can America's economy reopen safely? According to Bang Sang-hyok, vice president of the Korean Medical Association (KMA), it can - only if almost everyone wears a face mask in public.
Tiger cubs make public debut at Everland [PHOTOS]
Tiger cubs born on Feb. 20 make their public debut at Everland in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, May 21, before the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22). Yonhap
Identity revealed: Former ssireum athlete charged with killing two women
Police have revealed the identity of Choi Shin-jong, the suspect charged with murdering two women over four days last month. Choi, 31, once a promising ssireum athlete, is suspected of raping and killing his wife's friend, 34, before dumping her body near a stream in Imsil, North Jeolla Province, April 15. Four days later, he allegedly murdered another woman, 29, and dumped t...
Expulsion of Olympic judo star confirmed after statutory rape charge
The Korea Judo Association (KJA) confirmed Wednesday that it had expelled Olympic star Wang Ki-chun over a statutory rape charge brought against him. According to the governing body of the sport, Wang, 31, who has been indicted on a charge of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, did not file an appeal against its decision to ban him for life from the KIA by the deadline to do ...
Ravi Zacharias, defender of Christian faith, dies at 74
Ravi Zacharias, a skeptic turned Christian evangelist who spent his life defending the faith on intellectual grounds, died Tuesday. He was 74. The cause was complications from a rare form of bone cancer called sarcoma, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), the evangelical organization he established in 1984, said. Zacharias was one of the most prominent and sought-a...
Coronavirus: Gov't reveals details of Vietnamese patient's movements as it traces 250 contacts in Bucheon
The Bucheon city government is stepping up efforts to trace more than 250 people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 after finding out that a patient was with them at a nightclub earlier this month.
'Nth room' creator faces indictment for sexual abuse of teens
The creator and operator of the notorious porn channels known as “the Nth rooms” is facing indictment on charges of sexually abusing dozens of women. The Gyeongbuk Provincial Police Agency sent the Telegram sexual abuse case to the Daegu District Public Prosecutors' Office Monday, handing over Moon Hyung-wook, 24, who is suspected of sexually abusing at least 21 women, mostly...
Coronavirus from relapse cases not infectious: authorities
Patients who tested positive for the new coronavirus after recovering from their first bout of the disease do not infect other people, health authorities said Monday. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said it will not apply 14-day self-quarantine rules to such patients after concluding that the virus detected from relapse cases does not make other pe...
Vietnamese visitor to Itaewon club 'Queen' tests positive for coronavirus
A Vietnamese worker in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, has tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting the club “Queen” in Seoul's popular multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon on May 1. The man, 32, whose identity is being withheld, took a coronavirus test in Bucheon, where his friend lives, on May 15 after showing flu-like symptoms, the city government said Sunday. He is being ...