Thursday, June 4, 2020

Epidemiologist: A virus has no national borders

Epidemiology professor Ki Mo-ran chairs the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) policy committee of the Korean Society for Preventive Medicine. She is shown here on April 27 giving an interview to Korea.net at the National Cancer Center in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do Province. By Kim Young Deok, Cho Su Yeon and Lee Jihae Photos = Kim Sunjoo Goyang |...

UAE minister: World wants to know of Korea’s COVID-19 response

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on April 23 smiles while taking part in a videoconference with United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura Al Kaabi at the Korean Culture Ministry's smart work center in Seoul. (Heo Man-jin, Minister of Culture, Sports...

Gov’t’s COVID-19 response shared in UNESCO videoconference

First Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Oh Yeongwoo (right) on April 22 speaks at a UNESCO-hosted videoconference of culture ministers on responding to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Government Complex-Sejong. (Heo Man-jin, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae First Vice Minister of Culture,...

Korea’s COVID-19 testing ability earns global kudos

Seegene CEO Chun Jong-yoon on April 21 speaks to ABC News of the U.S. in an interview. His company's test kits have official government approval for urgent use amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Screen capture from ABC News's YouTube channel)   By Kim Young Deok and Lee Jihae Viewers around the world are leaving messages of admiration and...

Canadian Ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

  Canadian Ambassador to Korea Michael Danagher joins Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge campaign. Let's meet the ambassador and learn more about what Canada and his embassy do in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Produced in cooperation with the Canadian embassy in Seoul Edited by Korea.net

[Evergreen 2020] To medical professionals around the world fighting COVID-19

"Evergreen Tree" is a song that instilled a lot of hope and courage in many Koreans during the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis. With today, April 19, marking the 60th anniversary of the April 19 Revolution, this song has been reborn as a tune dedicated to...

[People of Wonderland ①] Chinese disinfection volunteer Xu Hongtian

The video "Korea, Wonderland?" posted on March 17 on Korea.net's YouTube channel attracted more than a million views four days after it was posted. The content shows brave people jointly trying to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and helping those around them who are in a worse situation. Korea.net met such people to hear their stories firsthand.   Xu Hongtian (right) on March...

Sequel to viral video on Korea’s COVID-19 response released

By Xu Aiying and Lee Jihae "A letter from Wonderland," the sequel to the video "Korea, Wonderland?" showing how the country is overcoming the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was released on April 17. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an affiliate of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, released...

Mask-sharing campaign held near Gwanghwamun Square

People have volunteered to help the fight against COVID-19. To this end, a mask-sharing event was held on March 25 near Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul. This campaign provides cotton masks to people so that they donate medical masks to those who sorely need them like medical...

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

  Kuwaiti Ambassador to Korea Bader AlAwadi takes part in Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge campaign. Let's meet him and find out what he does to help fight the COVID-19 crisis. Produced in cooperation with the Kuwaiti embassy in Seoul Edited by Korea.net

Hungarian ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

  Hungarian Ambassador to Korea Mózes Csoma has joined Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge. Let's meet him and find out the history of medical science in Hungary which emphasized the importance of hand hygiene in the 19th century and what his embassy is doing to help fight...

Danish Ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

  Danish Ambassador to Korea Einar Jensen joins Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge campaign. Let's meet him and find out what his embassy does to help fight the COVID-19 crisis. Produced in cooperation with the Danish embassy to Korea Edited by Korea.net

Norwegian Ambassador to Korea joins ‘Overcome Together’ Relay Challenge

Norwegian Ambassador to Korea Frode Solberg has become the first diplomat to join Korea.net's ongoing "Overcome Together" Relay Challenge campaign. Let's meet him and learn more about his thought on global action to fight the COVID-19 crisis. Produced in cooperation with the Norwegian embassy to Korea Edited by Korea.net

Visit to ‘walk-through’ clinic

Korea is taking innovative steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The "walk-through" screening clinic allows testing for COVID-19 more easily and quickly. I'm here in the city of Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do Province, to visit the province's first walk-through screening clinic. Testing is done in a negative pressure chamber...

Finance minister suggests currency swaps among G-20 central banks

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki on March 31 takes part in a videoconference of G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors at Government Complex-Seoul on how member states should respond to the global economic crisis caused by COVID-19....

Overcome together at Gwanghwamun Square

People on March 24 donate masks to fight COVID-19 to the Salvation Army campaign in Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul. Director = Jeon Han Video = Kim Sun-joo, Choi Taesoon

Religious groups delay events amid COVID-19 outbreak

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (right) on March 18 holds a meeting with Korean Buddhist leaders at a restaurant in Seoul. He asked for their opinions on combating the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and requested their cooperation. (Heo...

Republic of Korea’s fight against COVID-19

  The COVID-19 situation in Korea is characterized by confirmed cases originating from a specific regional cluster, namely Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province. As of March 9, there were 7,382 confirmed cases, with 6,678 cases in Daegu and North Gyeongsang and 704 in the rest of the...

Spring awakens at national parks across Korea

A yellow pheasant's eye blossoms on Jan. 24 at Jirisan National Park in Hadong-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province. By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Photos = Korea National Park Service Flowers have started to blossom with the coming of spring. On Feb. 24, the Korea National Park Service (KNPS) announced this year's first blossoms...

Historical seals from Joseon Dynasty returned to Korea

The guksae (national seal) Daegunjubo (left) and the eobo (royal seal) named the Royal Seal of Hyojong (right) will be displayed from Feb. 22 to March 8 at the National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul. By Song Baleun and Kim Hwaya Photos = Cultural Heritage Administration Two historical seals from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)...

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