Coronavirus Infections Surpass 10,000
Confirmed coronavirus infections topped 10,000 in Korea on Friday morning, 74 days after the first case was reported here. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the country reported 86 more cases, bring the total to 10,062 with 174 linked deaths. An average of 135 new infections have been found every day.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
S.Korea to Send Medical Supplies to N.Korea
The government has approved a civilian aid agency's application to send W100 million worth of hand sanitizer and other medical supplies to North Korea to help it fight the coronavirus epidemic.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Loses 'Interest in Dialogue' with U.S.
North Korea has thrown another hissy fit after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on it to return to the negotiating table and denuclearize. It fumed that Pompeo's "irrelevant" and "reckless" remarks caused the regime to lose "interest in dialogue."
BUSINESS
Exports to Get Worse
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said exports fell 0.2 percent in March compared to the same month last year to US$46.9 billion. In February they grew 4.3 percent, shifting to growth for the first time in 15 months.