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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 [...]

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 [...]