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'Gwangju Universiade will be safe'
Jun 16, 2015
A comprehensive range of anti-terrorism exercises have been held across Gwangju as the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade approaches. An anti-terrorism team and a safety response team for the Gwangju Universiade held drills at the main stadium on June 16. The comprehensive e...

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Korea shares seed technology with Asia, Africa
Jun 16, 2015
Seed specialists from across Asia and Africa have gathered in Korea to learn about technologies that can distinguish new plant species. The Korea Seed and Variety Service (KSVS) hosted the "Plant Variety Protection and DUS Testing" workshop at its headquarters in Gimcheon...

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President Park stresses MERS impact to be minimal
Jun 16, 2015
President Park Geun-hye stressed that people and corporations should get back to normal as soon as possible during a meeting with chief secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae on June 15. President Park requested that ministers pay meticulous attention to people, regions and fields suff...

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MERS hotline expands services to 19 languages
Jun 16, 2015
The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that it will expand the number of languages on its MERS hotline (109) to 19. The hotline was designed to provide official information about the epidemic for non-Korean speakers residing in Korea or elsewhere. The ministry began run...

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‘Korea is safe. You are safe to travel and to go shoppi...
Jun 15, 2015
Second Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Chong and other government officials explain the Korean government’s policy measures to handle the MERS virus on June 15 in Seoul. “Korea is safe. You can enjoy your daily routine, traveling and going shopping, too.” ...

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Gov't provides MERS information for foreigners
Jun 15, 2015
The government recently began providing official information about the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) to non-Korean speakers residing in Korea or elsewhere. Part of these new services includes a MERS hotline telephone number. When people call 109 at any ti...

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Korea-WHO joint mission announces MERS inspection resul...
Jun 13, 2015
A group of inspectors from Korea and the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) announced the result of the investigation into the MERS-CoV infection for over five days since June 9. The announcement was made at the press conference at the Ministry of Health and Welfare at the gove...

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Cooperation on weather forecasting across Asia, Africa
Jun 12, 2015
Korea and eight Asian and African nations have joined hands to share their weather forecasting techniques. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) is running the International Training Course on Weather Forecasting for Operational Meteorologists in Seoul from J...

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Korea-WHO joint mission releases message to public
Jun 12, 2015
The Korea-WHO joint mission to handle the MERS outbreak releases a public message on the WHO homepage. Efforts are escalating to prevent the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, in Korea. The Korea-World Health Organization (WHO) joint mission rel...

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President Park meets Chinese assembly speaker
Jun 12, 2015
President Park Geun-hye meets with Chairman Zhang Dejiang of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on June 11 at Cheong Wa Dae. President Park Geun-hye exchanged opinions about measures to deepen Korea-China cooperation and other issues of common interest, su...