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Daegu Files Damage Suit Against Religious Sect of Shincheonji for Mass Coronavirus Infections

Daegu Files Damage Suit Against Religious Sect of Shincheonji for Mass Coronavirus Infections

DAEGU, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Daegu, once the epicenter of South Korea’s new coronavirus outbreak, filed a civil damage suit against a fringe religious sect for allegedly causing mass infections by hindering the city’s quarantine efforts, the city said Tuesday. The city, the country’s fourth-largest with 24.3 million people, filed the suit with the [...]

USFK Removes Travel Restrictions for Daegu After Decline in Coronavirus Cases

USFK Removes Travel Restrictions for Daegu After Decline in Coronavirus Cases

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Thursday it has removed travel restrictions for South Korea’s southeastern city of Daegu as new coronavirus cases in the area have been on the decline recently. In February, USFK designated Daegu as a coronavirus “hot spot” and banned all service members from making nonessential [...]

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 [...]

Regional Authorities Offer Support to Accommodate Daegu Patients

Regional Authorities Offer Support to Accommodate Daegu Patients

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Local authorities across the country are pushing to help the city of Daegu as it struggles to acquire enough hospital beds for coronavirus patients. “We will accept patients from Daegu with mild coronavirus infections to be treated at the Bitgoeul Hospital and Chonnam Gwangju Second Geriatric Hospital both operated [...]

Social Media Account Selling Restaurant Leftovers Attracts Attention

Social Media Account Selling Restaurant Leftovers Attracts Attention

DAEGU, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Daegu citizens are working together on social media to prop up local businesses, which have been hit hard by the rapidly growing coronavirus outbreak. A Facebook page introducing restaurants in Daegu posted Friday that many establishments are losing money due to the COVID-19 epidemic. These restaurants saw their sales [...]

Airlines to Suspend Flights to Daegu over Virus Fears

Airlines to Suspend Flights to Daegu over Virus Fears

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean airlines have suspended or plan to halt flights to the country’s southeastern city of Daegu, where hundreds of new coronavirus infections have been reported over the weekend. Korean Air Lines Co., the country’s biggest full-service carrier, canceled its flights to Daegu from the southern resort island of [...]