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Medical staff in protective gear collect a sample from an arriving passenger at a coronavirus testing station at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea | Photographer: SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg

South Korea reports biggest jump in virus cases in almost two months

South Korea, which won praise for containing Covid-19 without mass lockdowns, reported 40 new cases Tuesday, taking the total tally to 11,265.
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Recovered Covid patients who test positive are not infectious, says South Korean study

While hundreds of recovered Covid patients in South Korea had tested positive after discharge, health authorities found they did not spread the disease further.
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Social distancing makes South Korean chat app tycoon $1.2 billion richer

KakaoTalk, shares of which surged 55% this year, has 52 million users globally, including almost 90% of South Korea's population.
A medical worker dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a nasopharyngeal swab sample from a visitor at a Chaika Clinic mobile covid-19 sample-collection site in Moscow International Business Center (MIBC) | Photographer: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

Patients testing positive for Covid-19 after recovery aren’t infectious, study shows

Emerging evidence from South Korea suggests that 're-positive patients' present no risk of spreading the virus when physical distancing measures are relaxed.

South Korea’s very successful testing strategy has a homophobia problem

The latest flare-up in South Korea, which curbed new cases through rapid testing, has emerged among the gay community, which has few legal protections.

Day after Kim Jong-Un resurfaces, North & South Korean troops exchange fire along borders

Troops exchanged fire along tense borders Sunday after North Korean soldiers allegedly targeted a South Korean guard post, said a South Korean military official.
A laboratory worker uses a gel electrophoresis analysis machine on a sample from a coronavirus patient who has since recovered from the virus in the virology research labs at UZ Leuven university hospital in Leuven, Belgium, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Dead virus particles suspected to be behind Covid patients testing positive after recovery

S. Korean scientists have found patients who remain positive weeks after diagnosis may harbour dead virus particles that can’t be distinguished from infectious ones.
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Trump says polls no referendum, Bangladesh worst-hit S Asian nation & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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S. Korea’s contact tracing system set up for MERS is helping it flatten Covid curve

With the use of technology, South Korea was able to lower the number of new infections from 851 on 3 March to 22 infections as of the third week of April.
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South Korea’s economy suffers worst contraction since 2008

According to Bank of Korea, the country's GDP shrank 1.4% in the three months through March from the prior quarter, due to fall in consumption.

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Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

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Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.