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US experts to visit Korea for MERS cooperation
Jun 21, 2015
U.S. experts on infectious diseases and clinical tests will work with Korean experts in order to jointly respond to MERS. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on June 21 that seven experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will visit Korea fo...

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Coping with new contagious viruses is common task of ma...
Jun 20, 2015
President Park Geun-hye delivers a congratulatory speech during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Seoul International Council of Nurses Conference on June 19. “The threat of new kinds of contagious diseases is not something that is restricted to one country, but a common t...

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We need to draw up a new quarantine system to better co...
Jun 20, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (second from right) meets with Director-General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan (left) at Cheong Wa Dae on June 19, calling for help from the WHO and the international community in coping with the spread of the life-threatening MERS disease....

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Korea, EU cooperate on 5G
Jun 19, 2015
Korea and the European Union (EU) came together to cooperate on developing the next generation mobile communication standard, fifth generation mobile networks (5G). The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and DG Connect, part of the European Commission, held a d...

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Counseling for the bereaved, people under quarantine
Jun 19, 2015
Counseling services will be provided to the bereaved family members of people who have died from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and to those who are under quarantine. The Ministry of Health and Welfare will form psychological crisis response ...

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Gov't, Gwangju support successful hosting of Summer Uni...
Jun 18, 2015
A meeting was held at the athletes' village for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade in Gwangju on June 17 to support the successful hosting of the games, which will kick off in just two weeks. At the meeting, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism decided to run a "c...

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Nursing conference opens in Seoul
Jun 18, 2015
White-robed angels (백의, 白衣) will be descending to Seoul. The 2015 Seoul International Council of Nurses Conference will invite to the capital approximately 8,000 nurses from 135 nations from around the world. Participants will exchange a range of information and experienc...

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President emphasizes release of MERS information
Jun 18, 2015
President Park Geun-hye highlighted on June 17 the importance of prompt responses and taking thorough measures in order to end the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). President Park was visiting the central headquarters for MERS countermeasures at the...

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Gov't announces MERS support for expats
Jun 17, 2015
The government has announced that it will provide support for non-Koreans in Korea who show possible symptoms of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). These measures include an extension of their length of stay and support for their emergency living expenses. In a...

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Gov't steps up efforts to control MERS hospitals
Jun 17, 2015
The central government has announced a plan to focus its support on the 13 hospitals that are housing MERS patients, including the Samsung Medical Center and the Pyeongtaek St. Mary's Hospital, on June 16. According to the MERS control headquarters, part of the Ministry of He...