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U.K. Flight Ban Extended by 1 Week, Arrivals from Brazil Required to Prove Virus-free

U.K. Flight Ban Extended by 1 Week, Arrivals from Brazil Required to Prove Virus-free

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health authorities said Tuesday that the ban on flights from Britain will be extended by one week again and arrivals from Brazil will have to prove that they are virus-free as the country stepped up measures against new coronavirus variants that are known to be more transmissible. [...]

S. Korea Extends UK Flights Ban as COVID-19 Variant Confirmed in Arrivals

S. Korea Extends UK Flights Ban as COVID-19 Variant Confirmed in Arrivals

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health authorities on Monday confirmed the country’s first cases of a more transmissible variant from three arrivals from Britain, and decided to extend the suspension of flights from the European nation by one more week. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said the three members [...]

S. Korea to Halt Flights from Britain Until Dec. 31 over New Virus Strain Woes

S. Korea to Halt Flights from Britain Until Dec. 31 over New Virus Strain Woes

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Wednesday it will suspend flights arriving from Britain until the end of this year over concerns about a new strain of the novel coronavirus. The country’s diplomatic missions in Britain will suspend issuing quarantine-waiver documents so as to place all arrivals from the European nation in [...]

London Vegans Mesmerized by Korean Monk’s Seasoned Lotus Root and Pan-fried Potatoes

London Vegans Mesmerized by Korean Monk’s Seasoned Lotus Root and Pan-fried Potatoes

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Influencers and members of the Vegan Society, Britain’s largest vegan community, made an appearance on Zoom, a videoconference solution, on Nov. 30 to participate in an online event hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) for temple food. Ven. Jeong Kwan, a temple food expert in South Korea, participated [...]

S. Korea, Britain to Hold Working-level Talks Next Week Following Brexit Vote

S. Korea, Britain to Hold Working-level Talks Next Week Following Brexit Vote

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and Britain will hold working-level talks next week to chart their future partnership after British parliamentarians’ vote this week on their government’s deal to leave the European Union (EU), an official at Seoul’s foreign ministry said Monday. The director-general meeting is set for Jan. 23 after the [...]

Samsung Bioepis’ Ontruzant Hits Britain

Samsung Bioepis’ Ontruzant Hits Britain

SEOUL, Mar. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Samsung Bioepis Co. said Friday its biosimilar cancer drug Ontruzant has begun selling in Britain following approval from a European regulator. Global health care company MSD has begun distributing the biosimilar that references Switzerland-based Roche Holding’s Herceptin, also known as Trastuzumab, in the country, Samsung [...]

Celltrion’s Truxima Has 30 pct Market Share in Britain

Celltrion’s Truxima Has 30 pct Market Share in Britain

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — An affiliate of South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Celltrion Inc. said Tuesday that its biosimilar drug Truxima accounts for 30 percent of the Britain market. Truxima, a reference to Roche’s Mabthera, also known as Rituxan, has become a presence in the European country since its launch in April, Celltrion Healthcare [...]