South Korea tightens curbs in Seoul to control coronavirus surge

Asia Pacific Aug 15, 2020

South Korea tightens curbs in Seoul to control coronavirus surge

South Korea tightened coronavirus measures on Saturday in Seoul and its surrounding areas as the country reported the highest number of new daily infections in more than five months. The stricter social distancing guidelines include restrictions on gatherings and activities including professional sports, which will ...

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

Asia Pacific Jul 13, 2020

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

The funeral service for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people. Former human rights lawyer Park was a heavyweight figure in ...