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S.Korea presses on with flu vaccination programme amid concerns about deaths

S.Korea presses on with flu vaccination programme amid concerns about deaths

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Friday it would not halt a wide flu vaccination programme aimed at heading off complications from the coronavirus, after reviewing more than two dozen cases of deaths that have raised public concern.

South Korea finds no link between flu shot, boy's death as toll rises

South Korea finds no link between flu shot, boy's death as toll rises

South Korea's forensic agency has found no links between a teenage boy's death and a flu shot he had taken, the Yonhap news agency reported, as 11 more people linked to the vaccination programme died, taking the toll to 36.

South Korean deaths spark flu vaccine safety fears

South Korean deaths spark flu vaccine safety fears

South Korean officials refused to suspend the country's seasonal flu inoculation programme on Thursday, despite growing calls to do so following the deaths of at least 13 people who were vaccinated in recent days.

Five South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears

Five South Koreans die after getting flu shots, sparking vaccine fears

Five people have died after getting flu shots in South Korea in the past week, authorities said, raising concerns over the vaccine's safety just as the seasonal inoculation programme is expanded

South Korea leading the world’s aviation recovery

South Korea leading the world’s aviation recovery

South Korea’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been robust, straightforward, flexible and relatively easy to replicate – a response focused on aggressive testing, tracing, and monitoring

Australia in travel talks with Japan, Korea as coronavirus cases ease

Australia in travel talks with Japan, Korea as coronavirus cases ease

Australia is in talks with Japan, South Korea, Singapore and South Pacific nations on reopening travel as coronavirus infections ease, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

S Korean firm specialising in life science technology to set ground in Qatar

S Korean firm specialising in life science technology to set ground in Qatar

A South Korean company specialising in genome editing has announced plans to initiate the development of treatments for genetic diseases in Qatar with local collaboration.

N.Korea warns of naval tensions during search for slain S.Korean

N.Korea warns of naval tensions during search for slain S.Korean

North Korea said on Sunday it is searching for the body a South Korean official killed by its troops, but warned that South Korean naval operations in the area threatened to raise tensions by intruding across a disputed sea border.

N.Korean leader offers rare apology for killing of S.Korean

N.Korean leader offers rare apology for killing of S.Korean

North Korea expressed regret on Friday for having shot dead a South Korean man to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the South's national security adviser said, amid growing public and political outrage.

ASEAN, China, Japan, South Korea vow to use all policy tools to combat pandemic

ASEAN, China, Japan, South Korea vow to use all policy tools to combat pandemic

Finance ministers and central bank governors from 10-member ASEAN nations and China, Japan and South Korea pledged today to use “all available policy tools” to sustain recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, they said in a joint statement early today.

South Korea floods, landslides kill 26 as heavy rains continue

South Korea floods, landslides kill 26 as heavy rains continue

At least 26 people have died after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country's longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Saturday.

South Korea's first military satellite launched

South Korea's first military satellite launched

South Korea's first-ever military communications satellite has been successfully launched by private operator SpaceX, Seoul said Tuesday, as it looks to build up its defence capabilities.