Hanwha Corporation is selling a cluster munition business for 7.8 billion won ($6.8 million) in order to meet the environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, the company said Monday.
Starting next week, some 160,000 people who work at or recently visited nursing homes, mental hospitals and hospitals for senior citizens in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi will be tested for the coronavirus, central health authorities said Thursday.
Fifty-two people at a hospital for senior citizens in Busan tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday, the largest cluster in Korea’s second-biggest city to date.
New cases of the coronavirus dipped to 195 Wednesday, the first time in 17 days that the daily figure fell below 200.
The number of coronavirus patients now in serious or critical condition has more than doubled over the past week to reach 124, health authorities warned Wednesday, while new daily cases again remained below 300.
Rev. Jun Kwang-hoon, the politically controversial pastor at the center of Korea’s second-largest coronavirus outbreak, slammed President Moon Jae-in Wednesday morning as he was discharged from the hospital for virus treatment.
Organizers of the Aug. 15 antigovernment rally and representatives of the Sarang Jeil Church — the two largest coronavirus clusters Korea is now facing — slammed President Moon Jae-in in a joint press conference Tuesday.
Korea added 441 new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, nearly a six-month high as the country grapples with sporadic clusters all over.
Health authorities Wednesday vowed to find more hospital beds for severely ill coronavirus patients as more of Korea’s older population contract the disease, saying there were only 19 such beds left in the greater Seoul area by Tuesday evening.