Tag Archive | South Korea

S.Korea: Use of digital data to trace coronavirus cluster

S.Korea: Use of digital data to trace coronavirus cluster

(Reuters) – South Korean authorities were combing through mobile phone data, credit card statements, and CCTV footage on Tuesday, to identify people who visited nightclubs at the centre of one of the capital’s biggest novel coronavirus clusters. More than 100 new cases linked to the nightclubs have brought fears of a second wave of infections, in […]

S.Korea: Seoul LGBT+ nightclub coronavirus outbreak

S.Korea: Seoul LGBT+ nightclub coronavirus outbreak

(Reuters) – South Korean officials scrambled on Monday to contain a new coronavirus outbreak, searching for thousands of people who may have been infected in a cluster of cases linked to nightclubs and bars in the capital Seoul. South Korea has been lauded for its quick, effective action on its epidemic, significantly reducing the rate […]

S.Korea: First trans soldier sparks LGBT troop debate

S.Korea: First trans soldier sparks LGBT troop debate

(Reuters) – South Korea’s military said on Thursday it will hold a meeting to discuss whether it will discharge the first soldier to have undergone gender reassignment surgery, which has sparked national debate about the treatment of LGBT troops. The soldier, who holds the rank of staff sergeant, and is stationed in Gyeonggi Province, north […]