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Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:36
US Forces Korea denies delaying joint training over virus concerns
U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has denied media reports that joint military training between South Korea and the United States will be delayed over coronavirus concerns. “A recent media article reporting United States Forces Korea proposing the postponement of future combined training is inaccurate,” USFK said Tuesday. “Any decision regarding combined training will be an U.S.-ROK A...
Coronavirus: 'It may be too late to close border with China'
An infectious disease expert who urged the government to deny entry to all people coming from China to fight the spread of the new coronavirus virus early this month (Feb. 4) said Monday that it may now be too late to prevent a pandemic. “Unfortunately, it may be a little bit too late because the SARS-CoV2 (which causes COVID-19) has adapted well in Korea and now the main con...
US Forces Korea confirms no coronavirus among service members
U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) confirmed Sunday (KST) that it has no case of the new coronavirus among service members. “There remains zero confirmed cases of USFK personnel with COVID-19 despite the rise in confirmed South Korean cases to more than 550 patients,” USFK said in a statement. “Out of a strong abundance of caution and utilizing the USFK Commander's authority to protect...
Actor Ha Jung-woo denies drug abuse
Actor Ha Jung-woo has denied allegations he abused propofol, a hypnotic drug used for general anesthesia. “Ha received laser treatment (for scars on his cheeks) about 10 times between January and September last year,” Walkhouse Company, Ha's agency, said Wednesday. “The doctor made the decision to use the drug for anesthesia. There was no abuse.”
US Forces Korea bans travel to Daegu as virus cases soar
U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has banned personnel from traveling to and from Daegu after a spike in new coronavirus cases there. “All service members' non-essential travel to and from Daegu will be prohibited, and off-installation travel minimized; I highly request all family members, civilians and contractors do likewise regarding their travel as well,” USFK Commander Gen. Rober...
Korean adoptee searches for birth parents and 'big brother'
More than 50 years have passed since Lotti was adopted by a couple in Sweden. But she still struggles with a nagging feeling of grief and emptiness in her heart. “It is a feeling of something that is digging a hole in my heart and a longing that never leaves me in spite of my love to my girls and husband,” Lotti, 55, whose Korean name is Lee Kook-za, told The Korea Times. “A ...
Nightclub homicide: Suspects deny intent to kill
Three taekwondo athletes in the infamous Seoul nightclub murder case claimed at Thursday's court hearing that they did not intend to kill the victim, who was trying to protect his girlfriend. The suspects - all 21-year-olds majoring in taekwondo at college - were indicted earlier this month on charges of murdering the man in his 20s after he took issue with them for taking hi...
Two Peruvians held in Spain for stealing cash from Korean casino
Two Peruvians have been detained in Spain after allegedly stealing 24 million won ($20,000) in cash from a casino in Korea. Jeongseon Police Station said Thursday that the suspects - a man, 45, and a woman, 32 - were expected to be extradited soon, after allegedly opening a slot machine cash box to steal the money at Kangwon Land on Feb. 7. It is unclear how this was done.
14 Koreans aboard cruise ship quarantined in Japan
Fourteen Koreans are among the people aboard the virus-stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined off the coast of Japan. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday, nine passengers and five crew members, most of whom are residents in Japan, “remain healthy” on the ship, where 218 people were confirmed to have been infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19)...
No report of coronavirus in North Korea: WHO
North Korea has not reported any confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, a World Health Organization (WHO) official told The Korea Times Wednesday. “WHO has not received any report of coronavirus cases from the Ministry of Public Health,” Edwin Ceniza Salvador, the U.N. agency's representative to North Korea, said. “DPR Korea, like other countries, is taking measures to prote...
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