South Koreans stay home as new Covid-19 cases set daily records
29 August 2020 | 2:16 pm
In South Korea, the streets of popular Seoul shopping district Myeong-dong are nearly empty - and those who have ventured out are wearing anti-virus masks. The country recorded more than 400 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, setting a new daily record.
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South Korea edged Nigeria in extra-time to seal their spot in the FIFA U/20 Men’s World Cup semi-finals on Sunday in Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
South Korea says Russian and Chinese warplanes entered its air defense zone without advance notice. Moscow and Beijing are carrying out joint operations to coincide with an increase in drills by the US and its allies.
South Korea has ended a 36-day salvage operation after the North failed to launch a spy satellite in orbit. The satellite plunged into the sea, with the South Korean government analyzing the wreckage.
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