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New virus cases at 9-month high of over 600, tighter curbs to be considered
New virus cases at 9-month high of over 600, tighter curbs to be considered
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The daily number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea topped 600 on Friday, the most in nearly nine months despite tightened antivirus measures, prodding authorities to consider adopting tighter virus restrictions. The country added 629 more COVID-19 cases, including 600 local infections, raising the total caseload to 36,332, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). It reported seven additional coronavirus fatalities, bringing the total to 536. What is more conce
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 Court mulls arrest warrants for 3 Industry Ministry officials over closure of Wolsong-1 reactor
Court mulls arrest warrants for 3 Industry Ministry officials over closure of Wolsong-1 reactor
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A local court on Friday began reviewing whether to issue arrest warrants for three high-ranking Energy Ministry officials suspected of destroying documents about the controversial closure of the Wolsong-1 nuclear reactor. The Daejeon District Court on Friday afternoon started an arrest warrant hearing for the three officials from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. This followed a request from the Daejeon District Prosecutors’ Office on Wednesday. The officials are under investig
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