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South Korea Says It Is Battling ‘Second Wave’ of Coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) - Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a "second wave" of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks stemming from a holiday in May. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) had previously said South…

South Africa’s largest city is bracing for a wave of Covid-19 by drilling down on data

As the spread of the novel coronavirus in South Africa builds toward a projected peak in the coming weeks, the epicenter of the pandemic is shifting to Johannesburg from Cape Town, leading officials in the country’s largest city to redouble their analysis of data as part of efforts to pinpoint a public-health response.Researchers  at the…

The Latest: South Africa reports record daily infections

BERLIN — Animal rights activists in Germany are attempting to block access to a slaughterhouse at the center of a large coronavirus cluster.Police in the western city of Bielefeld confirmed that about 20 people were protesting at the entrance to the site early Saturday.The group Together Against the Animal Industry said some of its members…

South Korea calls for U.S.-North Korea summit

SEOUL — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should meet again before the U.S. presidential election in November, a Seoul official told reporters on Wednesday.Trump and Kim met for the first time in 2018 in Singapore, raising hopes of an agreement to get Pyongyang…

South Korea finance ministry to keep an eye on monetary markets, liquidity flows

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will set up a channel to provide foreign-currency funds to local financial firms through repurchase agreements to prevent any temporary shortage in liquidity from developing into a systemic risk, Vice Finance Minister Kim Yong-beom said on Tuesday. Authorities also will continue to monitor financial markets and liquidity flows as the…

Golf: South Africa’s Frittelli tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: PGA: RBC Heritage - Third Round(Reuters) - South African golfer Dylan Frittelli will miss this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour said.Frittelli, who missed the cut at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, is the fourth golfer to test positive since the elite U.S.…

South Carolina demonstration canceled after demonstrators come down with coronavirus

A protest organizer in South Carolina said he will postpone future demonstrations after at least 13 people who took part in recent rallies tested positive for the coronavirus.With cases climbing in the U.S. following the states' reversals of shutdown policies, an increase in testing, as well as protests across the country -- Lawrence Dishawn Nathaniel urged those who…

Coronavirus news: South Korea deals with second wave as brand-new Covid-19 cases rise

After an aggressive — and mostly successful — push to limit the spread of the coronavirus, South Korean health officials have announced that the greater Seoul area is experiencing a second wave as the number of infections rises. The number of new cases flatlined in late April due to a nationwide contact tracing and testing…

South Korea states Bolton’s claims on Trump-Kim summit distorted

SEOUL — Former national security adviser John Bolton's account of nuclear talks between the United States and the two Koreas is incorrect and distorted, Seoul's Presidential Office said Monday, echoing the Trump administration's accusations against the soon-to-be-published exposé by the former top aide.In his new memoir giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Washington’s dealings on foreign…

South Korea states it is fighting ‘second wave’ of coronavirus

SEOUL (Reuters) - Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a “second wave” of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks stemming from a holiday in May. FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a mask looks at her mobile phone amid…

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Horseshoe Crab Blood Is Key To Making A COVID-19 Vaccine– But The Community May Suffer

Each spring, guided by the full moon, hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs clamber onto beaches across the U.S. mid-Atlantic to lay their eggs. For hungry birds, it’s a cornucopia. For drug companies, it’s a crucial resource for making human medicines safe. That’s because these animals’ milky-blue blood provides the only known natural source of…

‘Biologically pertinent’ levels of a fertility hormone are detected in human hair samples

The prospect of a non-invasive test of ovarian reserve is a little closer following results from a study showing that measurement of a fertility hormone can be accurately taken from a sample of human hair. Anti-Mullerian hormone -- or AMH -- has become a key marker in the assessment of how women may respond to…

Getting a grasp on India’s malaria burden

A new approach could illuminate a critical stage in the life cycle of one of the most common malaria parasites. The approach was developed by scientists at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan and published in the Malaria Journal. "The Plasmodium vivax malaria parasite can stay dormant in a person's liver…

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Florida requires to proceed with enforcement of COVID-19 rules

Opinion It is clear that many people and many businesses are sympathetic to protecting public health, and also understand the risks they face trying to conduct business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are too many people not practicing social distancing, and not wearing face coverings in the community. The lack of compliance…

Authorities concern warnings about toxins in shellfish

Authorities in Ireland and New Zealand have issued warnings about consumption of collected shellfish in the past week. The Marine Institute in Ireland detected amounts of naturally occurring compounds in shellfish that can cause illness in consumers. Increased levels have been found in recent weeks during a routine nationwide shellfish monitoring program along the South…

Law modification helped reduce break outs connected to catering services

Implementation of food safety management systems helped reduce outbreaks in food catering in Singapore, according to a study. However, reported food hygiene violations did not change after they were applied. HACCP-based food safety management systems (FSMS) were mandated in Singapore in June 2014 for all licensed catering services. Researchers investigated the effects of FSMS implementation…