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South Korea reports 583 coronavirus cases, off 9-month high
  + stars: | 2020-12-05 | by ( Sangmi Cha | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Women wearing face masks walk past a banner promoting a social distancing campaign displayed on the wall of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Heo RanSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 583 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, down from the previous day’s 629, which was the highest since a first wave peaked in February and early March. Cases have been found largely in the capital Seoul and surrounding regions, where over half of the country’s 52 million people live. Of the new cases, Seoul alone reported 235 infections. South Korea has reported 36,915 coronavirus infections and 540 deaths, the KDCA said.
Persons: Ran, sickbeds, Chung Sye, kyun Organizations: Seoul City Hall, REUTERS, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Ran SEOUL, Korea
South Korea urges vigilance as COVID-19 clusters emerge in 3rd wave
  + stars: | 2020-12-05 | by ( Sangmi Cha | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities urged vigilance on Saturday as small coronavirus clusters emerged in a third wave, centred in the Seoul area, with infections near nine-month highs. FILE PHOTO: Women wearing face masks walk past a banner promoting a social distancing campaign displayed on the wall of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, November 27, 2020. This wave of infections is different from the first two, which were driven by large-scale transmission, said KDCA official Lim Sook-young. The number of people seriously or severely ill with COVID-19 rose by five to 121, using more of the nation’s swindling sickbeds, KDCA reported. South Korea has reported 36,915 coronavirus infections and 540 deaths, the KDCA said.
Persons: Heo, Lim Sook, ” Lim, KDCA Organizations: Seoul City Hall, REUTERS, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: SEOUL, Seoul, South Korea, Korea
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities urged vigilance on Saturday as small coronavirus clusters emerged in a third wave, centred in the Seoul area, with infections near nine-month highs. FILE PHOTO: Women wearing face masks walk past a banner promoting a social distancing campaign displayed on the wall of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, November 27, 2020. This wave of infections is different from the first two, which were driven by large-scale transmission, said KDCA official Lim Sook-young. The number of people seriously or severely ill with COVID-19 rose by five to 121, using more of the nation’s swindling sickbeds, KDCA reported. South Korea has reported 36,915 coronavirus infections and 540 deaths, the KDCA said.
Persons: Heo, Lim Sook, ” Lim, KDCA Organizations: Seoul City Hall, REUTERS, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: SEOUL, Seoul, South Korea, Korea
Hyundai recalls 129,000 U.S. vehicles for engine issue
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( David Shepardson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co is recalling 129,000 U.S. vehicles for an engine issue that can increase the risk of a fire, U.S. regulators said Friday. The recall covers some 2015-2016 Veloster, 2012 Santa Fe, 2011-2013 Sonata Hybrid, and 2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicles because connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which over time can result in engine damage. Hyundai said all recalled vehicles will also receive an enhanced engine control software update containing a new Knock Sensor Detection System that monitors engine vibrations for unusual patterns potentially indicating an abnormal condition with the engine, such as a damaged connecting rod bearing. Last week, Hyundai and Kia Motors’ U.S. units agreed to a record $210 million civil penalty after U.S. auto safety regulators said they failed to recall 1.6 million vehicles for engine issues in a timely fashion. The settlement covered recalls in 2015 and 2017 for manufacturing issues that could lead to bearing wear and engine failure.
Persons: Kim Hong Organizations: Hyundai Motors, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Hyundai, Traffic Safety Administration, Kia Motors ’ U.S, NHTSA Locations: Seoul, South Korea, U.S, Santa Fe
U.S. envoy to visit South Korea next week: sources
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun speaks at a news briefing with South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Sei-young after their meeting at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, July 08, 2020. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoSEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington’s point man on North Korea, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, is scheduled to visit Seoul next week to meet with South Korean officials, four sources with knowledge of the trip told Reuters. Besides meeting with South Korean officials, Biegun was also due to give a speech, the sources said, though it was unclear whether a continuing spike in coronavirus infections in South Korea would interfere with those plans. Talks over reducing international sanctions on North Korea in return for concessions from Pyongyang broke down in the wake of a summit between Trump and Kim in Vietnam in February 2019, which ended with no deal. Relations between the allies were also complicated by South Korean frustrations with U.S. objections to some of its efforts to engage with North Korea.
Persons: Stephen Biegun, Cho Sei, Chung Sung, Biegun, Donald Trump’s, Kim Jong, Kim, Biegun’s, Joe Biden Organizations: South Korea's, South, Reuters, State Department, U.S, Embassy, North, Trump Locations: Seoul, South Korea, SEOUL, WASHINGTON, North Korea, U.S, United, Pyongyang, Vietnam
North Korea Shows Its Softer Side. ‘It’s Finally Kimchi Season.’
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Andrew Jeong | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.93   time to read: +1 min
SEOUL—Kim Jong Un’s propagandists have embraced a new calling: social-media influencing. North Korean propaganda has long struck a familiar chord, spewing vitriol toward imperialist outsiders and fawning over the ruling Kim family’s achievements. But Pyongyang’s image makers are now peddling a softer image of the Kim regime, which is best known for being nuclear-armed, reclusive and impoverished. “It’s finally kimchi season,” the account bearing Mr. Kim’s name tweeted on Nov. 11. “Just thinking about our healthy and tasty kimchi makes my mouth water.”Days before North Korea’s Mother’s Day on Nov. 16, a tweet on the account read, “Mother, much love and respect to you.”
Persons: Kim Jong, Kim family’s, Kim, Kim Myong Il, Han, , Kim’s, Locations: SEOUL, Pyongyang
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan should consider creating a safety net for companies that may need help surviving the hit from the coronavirus pandemic, such as airlines and transportation firms, said Heizo Takenaka, a close aide to premier Yoshihide Suga. Slideshow ( 2 images )The Bank of Japan (BOJ) also may need to support financial institutions if they suffer huge losses from big bailouts, said Takenaka, who as economic minister battled Japan’s domestic banking crisis in the late 1990s. Takenaka, a member of a panel overseeing the government’s growth strategy, said Japan must create rules so that decisions on which companies to rescue are not political or arbitrary. But it’s hard to draw such a line for manufacturers.”Airlines have been among industries hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Some lawmakers have floated the idea of merging Japan’s two biggest airlines - ANA Holdings and Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL).
Persons: Heizo Takenaka, Yoshihide, Takenaka, ” Takenaka, , Takaneka Organizations: Bank of Japan, Reuters, Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan, Industrial Revitalisation Corporation of Japan, ” Airlines, ANA Holdings, Japan Airlines Co Ltd, JAL, ANA, Pasona, Inc, Dentsu Inc, Dentsu, Ministry, Economy, Trade, Industry Locations: TOKYO, Japan, Seoul, Taipei
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s capital Seoul will require most establishments to close at 9 p.m. each day, acting Seoul mayor Seo Jeong-hyup told a briefing on Friday, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The measure take effect Saturday and comes after Seoul alone reported 295 new coronavirus infections as of midnight Thursday.
Persons: Seo Jeong, hyup Locations: SEOUL, Seoul
FILE PHOTO: Women wearing masks talk at a railway station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, November 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-jiHealth authorities reported 629 new coronavirus infections, the highest in South Korea since a first wave peaked in February and early March. South Korea has now reported a total of 36,332 infections, with 536 deaths. “It is no exaggeration to say that the safety of South Korea depends on the test-takers,” Yoo said. Under current Phase 2 restrictions, karaoke bars and internet cafes can operate with limited seating and need to close 9 p.m.
Persons: Kim Hong, Chung Sye, kyun, “ It’s, ” Chung, Yoon, ” Yoon, Yoo Eun, ” Yoo, Organizations: REUTERS, Health, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: SEOUL, South, Seoul, South Korea, Korea
FILE PHOTO: Women wearing masks talk at a railway station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, November 30, 2020. South Korea has now reported a total of 36,332 infections, with 536 deaths. “It is no exaggeration to say that the safety of South Korea depends on the test-takers,” Yoo said. Karaoke bars and internet cafes are popular with high school students and have been the source of several coronavirus clusters in the past. Under current Phase 2 restrictions, karaoke bars and internet cafes can operate with limited seating and need to close at 9 p.m.
Persons: Kim Hong, Moon Jae, Chung Sye, kyun, , Seo Jeong, hyup, ” Seo, Yoon, ” Yoon, Kwon Deok, Yoo Eun, ” Yoo, Organizations: REUTERS, Health, Prime, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: SEOUL, Seoul, South Korea, South, Korea
FILE PHOTO: Rolled Euro banknotes are placed on U.S. Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationThe common currency is up 1.5% for the week so far and last sat comfortably at $1.2145. The yen was steady against the dollar on Friday, sterling held near a one-year peak and other majors eased a fraction, while Asian currencies advanced. The Chinese yuan, an increasingly popular vehicle for investors to bet against the dollar, made a 29-month high of 6.5358 per dollar. “Traders need to assess their sterling exposures into the weekend,” said Chris Weston, head of research at Melbourne brokerage Pepperstone.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, , Jane Foley, , Terence Wu, Chris Weston, Michel, Barnier Organizations: SYDNEY, ., REUTERS, European Central Bank, Rabobank, Federal Reserve, Investors, OCBC Bank, South Korean, New, Traders, RIC Locations: United States, Asia, Seoul, Sydney, Singapore, New Zealand, Melbourne, Tokyo
Opinion | Why My Father Fled Seoul’s Lockdown
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Hye-Young Pyun | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
My siblings and I rushed to board a train to Gwangju, so as to bring our father back to Seoul and convince him of the safety of isolating with family. We found our father at his rented house, but he refused to leave with us. My sisters and I went to sleep, worrying over our father’s insistence on staying where he was. Late the next morning we went with my father to look for a place to eat. My father already seemed to be grieving that he might never see her again.
Persons: , , I’d, who’d Locations: Gwangju, Seoul
China's approval of South Korean game lifts hopes of better ties
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during their meeting at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, November 26, 2020. China has restricted sales of South Korean games, dramas and concerts as well as tours to South Korea since 2017, in a move widely seen as retaliation for Seoul’s decision to host a U.S. missile defence system. China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, visited South Korea last week after a two-day visit to Japan. “The presidential office asked China to more actively cooperate in invigorating collaboration in the culture and content areas in a recent meeting between foreign ministers of Korea and China on Nov. 26,” the South Korean presidential office said. He said the number of Korean games approved this time was small compared with other foreign games from the United States and Japan.
Persons: Wang Yi, Kang Kyung, Kim Min, “ Lucy, , Com2us, , Wi Jong, I’m Organizations: South Korean Foreign, Modern Visual Arts Laboratory, South, China, South Korean, Visual Arts Laboratory, Korea Academic Society of Games, North Locations: SEOUL, China, Korean, Seoul, South Korea, U.S, Japan, Korea, United States, Beijing, Washington
Last foreign Red Cross workers leave North Korea amid coronavirus curbs
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Josh Smith | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - The last remaining foreign staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have left North Korea, the aid organisation said on Thursday, the latest in a mass exodus of foreigners amid strict coronavirus lockdowns. “The latest departure suggests that foreign humanitarian workers only have a skeletal presence in North Korea right now,” NK News CEO Chad O’Carroll wrote. North Korea has suspended almost all international flights and cross-border train and road traffic, with residents near the border warned that guards would shoot anyone trying to cross. In the capital, imported goods have often become scarce as trade dwindled under the self-imposed restrictions, foreign residents said. According to the World Health Organization, as of Nov. 25, North Korea had identified 8,594 people as suspected coronavirus cases, but no one has tested positive.
Persons: Cross, Graziella Leite Piccoli, , , Piccoli, Chad O’Carroll Organizations: International Committee, International ICRC, East, Democratic People’s, ICRC, NK News, ” NK, World Health Organization Locations: SEOUL, North Korea, Korea, Pyongyang, Beijing, East Asia, DPRK, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
South Korea reaches deal to buy AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate: media
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Hyonhee Shin | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IlustrationSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has reached a deal with AstraZeneca PLC to purchase its coronavirus vaccine candidate as it seeks to secure supplies amid a resurgence of outbreaks, local media reported on Thursday. The government has said it was in final talks with global drugmakers including AstraZeneca, Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson over their experimental vaccines, and launched a preliminary review of AstraZeneca’s product in October for potential fast-track approval. The JoongAng Ilbo newspaper said health authorities signed a contract with the Britain-based company on Nov. 27, and were nearing agreements with Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, citing an unidentified government official. “The AstraZeneca deal has been done, and a memorandum of understanding was reached with both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. It has secured 20 million doses via the COVAX facility, an international COVID-19 vaccine allocation platform co-led by the WHO.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Johnson, finalise Organizations: AstraZeneca, REUTERS, AstraZeneca PLC, Pfizer Inc, Johnson, JoongAng Ilbo, Pfizer, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, WHO Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, Britain, Korea
SEOUL (Reuters) - Nearly half a million South Korean students nervously began a hyper-competitive university entrance exam on Thursday, with COVID-19 students taking the exam in hospital and others separated by transparent barriers. “It’s my second test, and I just wanted to get it done despite the risks of contracting the coronavirus. That’s all I was thinking about coming here,” Jeon Young-jin, 19, told Reuters in front of a test venue in Seoul. At a high school in central Seoul, students lined up for temperature checks and disinfection before entering the venue, and transparent barriers were installed at all desks, according to video released by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 540 new cases on Friday, including 516 domestic infections and 24 imported.
Persons: ” Jeon, Won, , ” Won Organizations: Police, Reuters, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency Locations: SEOUL, Korea, Asia’s, Seoul, South Korea
SEOUL (Reuters) - Nearly half a million South Korean students took university entrance exams on Thursday, with COVID-19 students sitting in hospital and others separated by transparent screens. “It’s my second test, and I just wanted to get it done despite the risks of contracting the coronavirus. That’s all I was thinking about coming here,” Jeon Young-jin, 19, told Reuters in front of a test venue in Seoul. The annual exam came as South Korea grapples with a resurgence of coronavirus outbreaks, with the number of daily cases hovering around 500 over the past couple of weeks, a level not seen since March. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 540 new cases on Friday, including 516 domestic infections and 24 imported.
Persons: ” Jeon, Proctors, Won, , ” Won Organizations: Police, Reuters, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Authorities, South Locations: SEOUL, Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Hits Record Daily Death Toll, With Worse Likely to Come With cases in the U.S. blowing past the spring peak, more than 100,000 people were hospitalized for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Experts warn that the nation could be facing the most difficult time in its public health history. Then, not long after evening fell, the U.S. recorded is greatest daily death toll ever: 2,760, with no sign of a letup. “This is a much worse situation,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health. Among the abuses was the 40-year-long Tuskegee study in which officials from the U.S. Public Health Service allowed Black men infected with syphilis to go untreated.
Persons: Janie Osborne, Robert Redfield, , Dr, Redfield, , Jeremy Faust, It’s, “ We’re, it’s, Ashish Jha, Leora Horwitz, Sabrina Tavernise, Sheila Kaplan, Obama, Barack Obama, Erin Schaff, Anthony Fauci, ” Mr, Joe Madison, Anthony S, ’ ”, Elizabeth Stoeppler, We’re, they’ve, Joanne Bartkus, Kim Hong, Kim Mun, jeong, , Andrew Testa, Steve McNamara, McNamara Organizations: ., The New York Times, for Disease Control, Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Brigham, Women’s Hospital, Brown University’s School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, Grossman, of Medicine, National Institute of Allergy, Pfizer, Tuskegee, U.S . Public Health Service, Houston Methodist Hospital . Credit, University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine, Minnesota Department of Public Health Laboratory, Korean, Government, College Scholastic, South, Drivers ’ Association Locations: U.S, Bozeman, Mont, Covid, Boston, New York, New England, United States, Seoul, South Korea, South Korean, Central Seoul, Korea, Epping, England, London, Britain
UK urges Hong Kong and China to stop stifling opposition
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, South Korea, September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiLONDON (Reuters) - Britain urged the Hong Kong and Beijing authorities to stop their campaigns to stifle opposition, issuing a statement on Wednesday as three Hong Kong activists including Joshua Wong began their prison sentences. “Prosecution decisions must be fair and impartial, and the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong must be upheld,” said Britain’s foreign minister Dominic Raab.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Kim Hong, Joshua Wong, Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, LONDON, Hong Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Britain, Hong Kong, Beijing
SEOUL (Reuters) - From avoiding family members to skipping extra study at “cram schools”, the coronavirus has forced nearly half a million South Korean test-takers and proctors to rethink their strategies ahead of a hyper-competitive university entrance exam this week. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File PhotoThe gruelling, almost eight-hour test on Thursday is seen as a life-defining event for high school seniors. South Korea reported 511 new cases as of midnight Tuesday, bringing the country’s total to 35,163 with 526 deaths. STRESSFUL TIMESAuthorities have urged students to stop attending cram schools and private lessons, and pleaded with citizens to halt all non-essential outside activity ahead of the exam. “The college entrance exam itself is already a huge barrier, but now there is another barrier called the coronavirus.”
Persons: Kim Hong, , proctor, Park, beom, , Jun Jin, ” Jun Organizations: REUTERS, Health, Reuters Locations: SEOUL, Seoul, Asia’s, South Korea
Slideshow ( 2 images )SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group said on Wednesday it will introduce an electric vehicle-only platform early next year that will use its own battery technology to cut production time and costs. Market leader Tesla said in September it aims to halve the cost of its EV batteries and bring more production of the key auto component in-house to lower EV prices to $25,000 each. Hyundai expects its dedicated Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) will allow it to use its own battery module technology across various EV models and cut the number of components by 60%. Hyundai Motor and its sister company Kia Motors together aim to sell 1 million EVs in 2025 to become the world’s third-largest seller of EVs. It has promised 23 new EVs including 11 all-electric models by 2025 and plans to introduce a family of EVs under the Ioniq brand from early next year to spearhead its near-term transition toward EV production.
Persons: Tesla, Organizations: Hyundai Motor, EV, Hyundai, Kona EV, Kia Motors Locations: SEOUL, EVs
SEOUL—North Korean hackers have targeted at least six pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., the U.K. and South Korea working on Covid-19 treatments, according to people familiar with the matter, as Pyongyang seeks sensitive information it could sell or weaponize. The firms include previously unreported targets in the U.S.: Johnson & Johnson and Maryland-based Novavax Inc., which are both working on experimental vaccines, the people said. The list also includes three South Korean companies with Covid-19 drugs in earlier clinical...
Persons: Johnson Organizations: Johnson, Inc Locations: SEOUL, North, U.S, South Korea, Pyongyang, Maryland
Samsung Electronics keeps chairmanship vacant in modest reshuffle
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman, Jay Y. Lee, speaks during a news conference at a company's office building in Seoul, South Korea, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/PoolSEOUL (Reuters) - Electronics giant Samsung Electronics announced a small reshuffle of senior executives on Wednesday without replacing its recently deceased chairman or changing top leadership positions including that of vice chairman Jay Y. Lee. Heir apparent Lee, whose father and Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee passed away in October, is currently facing two separate trials that analysts say could land him in jail for a second time. Lee Jae-seung, head of digital appliance business, Lee Jung-bae, head of memory business and Choi Si-young, head of foundry business, were promoted to president. Of the trials Jay Y. Lee is a defendant in, one concerns the 2015 merger of two Samsung affiliates that helped Lee assume greater control of Samsung Electronics.
Persons: Jay Y, Lee, Kim Hong, Heir, Lee Kun, , , Kim Ki, Kim Hyun, suk, Koh Dong, Lee Jae, Lee Jung, Choi Si Organizations: Samsung Electronics, REUTERS, SEOUL, Electronics, Samsung, Seoul National University, IT, bae, South Locations: Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) Half a million students are sitting South Korea's notoriously difficult National College Entrance Exam on Thursday, a marathon day of tests that is the country's answer to the SATs and can determine a teenager's future. Students wearing face masks wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, on December 3, 2020. South Korea has been relatively successful at controlling its Covid-19 outbreak, with more than 35,000 reported cases and 529 deaths. A father hugs on her daughter taking the college entrance exam amid the coronavirus pandemic on December 3, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Students prepare to take their college entrance exam with special coronavirus precautions at Dosun High School in Seoul, South Korea on December 3, 2020.
Persons: Yoo Eun, hae, Yoo, invigilators, Hwang Yoon, jae, Covid, Moon Jae, Na, Hwang, wasn't Organizations: CNN, South, US College Board, United, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Dosun, School Locations: Seoul, South Korea, coronavirus, Korea, United Kingdom, Daejeon
United Airlines, American halt non-stop flights to Shanghai
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: A member of a ground crew walks past American Airlines planes parked at the gate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines said on Tuesday they halted non-stop flights to Shanghai from the United States and included Seoul on the route. “We started operating passenger service from DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) to PVG (Shanghai Pudong) on Nov. 11 through Seoul (ICN) due to testing requirements for crews,” American Airlines said, adding that its cargo flights are also continuing to operate through Seoul for the same reason. “We adjusted service between San Francisco and Shanghai to now include a stop in Seoul, South Korea for a crew change as we did earlier this year,” United Airlines spokesman Jonathan Guerin said. The plan to pause operations comes following reports of lengthy waits facing airline crews upon arrival, limited local accommodations and restrictions on their movement in China, the CNBC report here earlier in the day.
Persons: Joshua Roberts, Jonathan Guerin Organizations: Ronald Reagan National Airport, REUTERS, American Airlines Group Inc, United Airlines, Airlines, ” United Airlines, CNBC Locations: Washington , U.S, Shanghai, United States, Seoul, DFW, Dallas, Fort Worth, PVG, Shanghai Pudong, San Francisco, South Korea, China
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