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Arrivals from High-risk Nations to be Asked to Submit Negative Virus Test Results

Arrivals from High-risk Nations to be Asked to Submit Negative Virus Test Results

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Friday all foreign arrivals from countries with a high incidence of the novel coronavirus will be required to submit certificates that prove a negative test result as health authorities here try to stem a further rise in imported cases. Starting Monday, foreign nationals from countries that [...]

Study Confirms Link Between COVID-19 Fatality Rate and Income

Study Confirms Link Between COVID-19 Fatality Rate and Income

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that the coronavirus mortality rate varies according to income level. Among COVID-19 patients, the fatality rate of medical care beneficiaries whose medical expenses are supported by the government was found to be about three times higher than for the beneficiaries of employee health insurance. [...]

Protestant Community Protests Government’s Ban on Church Gatherings

Protestant Community Protests Government’s Ban on Church Gatherings

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government’s recent ban on small gatherings and meetings in churches has brought about a strong backlash from the Protestant community amid rising concerns over a second wave of the novel coronavirus infection stemming from religious facilities. On Wednesday, the health authorities said Protestant churches will be [...]

Novavax Announces $1.6 Billion Funding from Operation Warp Speed

Novavax Announces $1.6 Billion Funding from Operation Warp Speed

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that it has been selected to participate in Operation Warp Speed (OWS), a U.S. government program that aims to begin delivering millions of doses of a safe, effective vaccine for [...]

Philips Introduces First-of-a-kind Mobile ICUs in India to Tackle COVID-19 and Other Emergencies

Philips Introduces First-of-a-kind Mobile ICUs in India to Tackle COVID-19 and Other Emergencies

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and New Delhi, India, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced it introduced first-of-its-kind mobile Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in India. Designed to meet the critical-care requirements of patients, each prefabricated ICU has a capacity of nine beds. The units will be [...]