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Coronavirus Patients Suffer Both Physically and Mentally

Coronavirus Patients Suffer Both Physically and Mentally

DAEGU, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Citizens of Daegu, the nation’s epicenter of the viral disease, are struggling psychologically as the coronavirus outbreak continues to take a toll on the city. Among those infected with the coronavirus, some experience severe anxiety and depression and are prescribed with sleeping pills. “Irregular workers and small business owners suffer [...]

S. Korean Test Method for Virus to Become Int’l Standard

S. Korean Test Method for Virus to Become Int’l Standard

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean testing technology for the novel coronavirus will be designated as an international standard. The Korea Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced Sunday that South Korea’s real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method had been accepted by the International Organization [...]

S. Korean Coronavirus Test Kit Firms Earn U.S. FDA Pre-approval

S. Korean Coronavirus Test Kit Firms Earn U.S. FDA Pre-approval

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Three South Korean COVID-19 test-kit companies have obtained preliminary approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the foreign ministry said Saturday. The initial FDA approval will allow the Korean test-kit makers to sell the products in the United States, where the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has [...]

Korean-made Test Kits Go Big Overseas amid New Coronavirus Pandemic

Korean-made Test Kits Go Big Overseas amid New Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean-made virus test kits are increasing their presence in overseas markets, industry observers said Thursday, as demand for diagnostic tools to fight the new coronavirus accelerates in many virus-hit countries. According to Seoul’s foreign ministry, 47 countries have so far asked about importing South Korean-made coronavirus test kits, [...]

S. Koreans Turn to Social Media Challenges to Beat Coronavirus Blues

S. Koreans Turn to Social Media Challenges to Beat Coronavirus Blues

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — When YouTuber Ddulgi uploaded a four-minute video on making dalgona coffee on the global video-sharing platform in mid-February, she did not expect it to turn into a mega-hit garnering over 3 million views in less than a month. Amid “social distancing” measures due to COVID-19, more South Koreans are [...]