Korea’s sixth-largest city, Gwangju, added 22 Covid-19 cases in a single day Wednesday, prompting warnings from the country’s top health official over the growing hotspot.
Daegu is seeking 100 billion won ($82.3 million) in damages from the Shincheonji Church of Jesus and its leader Lee Man-hee in a lawsuit that blames the controversial sect for a massive cluster of Covid-19 cases in mid-February.
Customers crowd into a shopping mall in Seoul on Sunday to avoid the rising humidity and heat. People increasingly escaping into shopping malls is raising concerns as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to grow by double digits.
Health authorities Thursday warned older people in the Seoul metropolitan area to respect government sanitation guidelines, pointing to surging Covid-19 cases lately among the senior population in several clusters.
At least 12 new Covid-19 cases have been traced to a health care company in southern Seoul, health authorities announced Thursday, adding another cluster in the Seoul metropolitan area.
New coronavirus cases linked to several Protestant churches in the Seoul metropolitan area continued to grow Tuesday, as the third batch of students across the nation prepared to return to school for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak.
Korean health authorities Monday reported more than 20 coronavirus infections from Protestant churches in Incheon and Gyeonggi, rekindling fears of outbreaks in religious congregations.
The number of new daily Covid-19 infections have fallen below 30 for the first time in a week as health authorities scramble to get one cluster under control while other potential clusters seem to be contained.
A second distribution center of the Korean e-commerce behemoth Coupang in Goyang, Gyeonggi, has been hit by the coronavirus with at least one worker testing positive, health officials announced Thursday.
A new cluster of coronavirus infections at a distribution center of the e-commerce company Coupang surged to at least 36 patients by Wednesday, with health officials warning of more as contact tracing and Covid-19 testing continues.