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Coronavirus: North Korean leader lifts city lockdown (source — www.independent.ie) 14/08/2020 05:22:27

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has lifted a lockdown in a major city near the border with South Korea where thousands had been quarantined over coronavirus fears.

South Korea installs anti-virus bus shelters with temperature sensors and UV lamps (source — www.theguardian.com) 13/08/2020 03:24:42

Glass-walled booths in Seoul won’t let you in unless your temperature is normalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Korea has opened a high-tech new front in the battle ag...

Coronavirus live news: Australia records deadliest day as global cases near 20 million (source — www.theguardian.com) 10/08/2020 09:27:15

Australian state of Victoria records 19 deaths; US cases pass 5m; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since JuneGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionUK coronavirus live: lates...

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic patients shed just as much of virus (source — ) 06/08/2020 18:40:50

A new study from Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital in South Korea found the viral loads of asymptomatic coronavirus patients were very similar to those seen in patients with symptoms.

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients shed as much of the virus as those with symptoms (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 06/08/2020 18:00:18

A new study from Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital in South Korea found the viral loads of asymptomatic coronavirus patients were very similar to those seen in patients with symptoms.

North Korea ships massive aid supplies to city with coronavirus scare, despite still claiming no cases (source — www.foxnews.com) 06/08/2020 16:02:49

A North Korean city placed in an “ultra-emergency state” over a suspected coronavirus case has been sent more than 550,000 aid items, the country’s state media is reporting Thursday, despite the Hermi...

Coronavirus: North Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 06/08/2020 11:25:55

North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to the southern city of Kaesong over coronavirus worries.

Donald Trump Makes Bizarre Claim US Is Beating Coronavirus: ‘We’re Last, Meaning We’re First’ (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 04/08/2020 13:01:15

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more.After nearly four years of perplexing interviews with US president Donald Trump, the bar is pr...

Global report: Philippines 'losing battle' as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases (source — www.theguardian.com) 01/08/2020 09:18:17

Filipino medics plead for lockdown to safe health system from collapse; US suffers deadliest month; South Korea arrest sect leaderU-turns and chaos: a terrible week for Boris JohnsonCoronavirus latest...

South Korean sect leader arrested for obstructing Covid-19 investigation (source — www.theguardian.com) 01/08/2020 06:42:12

Lee Man-hee’s Shincheonji Church of Jesus was at the centre of an outbreak but police say he hid details on members and their movementsCalifornia sees record number of deaths on four separate days Sou...

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