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S. Korea to Lift Restrictions on Arrivals from China’s Hubei from Monday

S. Korea to Lift Restrictions on Arrivals from China’s Hubei from Monday

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will lift restrictions on arrivals from China’s Hubei province, believed to be the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreaks, starting Monday, as virus cases have eased there and China has relaxed entry bans for South Koreans, health authorities said Friday. Since Feb. 4, South Korea has imposed entry bans [...]

U.S. State Department Lowers Travel Advisory for Daegu After Improvement in COVID-19 Conditions

U.S. State Department Lowers Travel Advisory for Daegu After Improvement in COVID-19 Conditions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.S. State Department on Thursday lowered its travel advisory for Daegu, placing all of South Korea under the second-highest tier of “reconsider travel” due to COVID-19. Daegu was placed under the highest tier, “do not travel,” in late February following a large outbreak of the disease in the [...]

New App Helps Users Cope with Corona Blues

New App Helps Users Cope with Corona Blues

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — With a growing number of people suffering from the so-called ‘corona blues,’ symptom of depressions and lethargy caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, medical authorities are using smartphone applications to introduce ways to mend psychological health. The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH), affiliated with the Ministry of Health [...]

Not-from-Concentrate Juice Gaining Popularity Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Not-from-Concentrate Juice Gaining Popularity Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — As more consumers are concerned with their health due to the coronavirus pandemic, not-from-concentrate (NFC) juice, made from 100 percent fruits and vegetables without any sugar or other chemical substances, are gaining popularity. Market Kurly, an online grocery delivery platform, reported that NFC juice sales jumped by 57 percent [...]

S. Korean Researchers Succeed in Animal Test for COVID-19 Treatment

S. Korean Researchers Succeed in Animal Test for COVID-19 Treatment

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run research institute with a specialty in weapons development is now developing a cure for COVID-19. South Korea’s Agency for Defense Development (ADD) announced on Wednesday that it confirmed the effectiveness of its newly-developed COVID-19 siRNA gene therapy treatment after conducting animal tests. The new treatment is designed [...]

Algernon Announces Enrollment of First Patient in 2b/3 Human Study of Ifenprodil for Treatment of COVID-19

Algernon Announces Enrollment of First Patient in 2b/3 Human Study of Ifenprodil for Treatment of COVID-19

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: AGN) (FRANKFURT: AGW) (OTCQB: AGNPF) (the “Company” or “Algernon”) a clinical stage pharmaceutical development company, is pleased to announce that it has enrolled its first patient in its multinational Phase 2b/3 human study of NP-120 (Ifenprodil) for the treatment of COVID-19. The countries participating in [...]

Coronavirus Causes Blood Vessel Inflammation, Immune Inhibition

Coronavirus Causes Blood Vessel Inflammation, Immune Inhibition

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The novel coronavirus causes blood vessel inflammation and inhibits immune response, tests conducted on primates indicated Wednesday. The infection model research by state-run Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) showed animals exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 experienced rapid multiplying of the virus in the throat and lungs two [...]