North Korea reports another 15 suspected COVID-19 deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands more patients with fevers as it mobilizes more than a million healthcare and other workers to attempt to quell the nation’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported. Sunday. After maintaining a widely disputed claim that there was no coronavirus … Read more

North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that six people have died and hundreds of thousands more have fallen ill amid an explosive spread of fever across the country, a day after acknowledging an outbreak of COVID-19 in a largely unvaccinated population for the first time since the pandemic began. The true scale … Read more

Do I have to participate alone in a group visit?

Everyone told me not to travel alone during a pandemic. Especially not to learn snowboarding, a sport that not all travel insurance covers. It didn’t help that I wanted to visit a country whose language I don’t speak. Administrative matters – such as Covid tests, vaccination certificates and health declarations – would be burdensome for … Read more

Americans consider Asian countries safer to travel than 4 years ago

A new study shows that American travelers rate many Asian countries as safer travel destinations than four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam moved up in the annual safety rankings released by travel insurance provider Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. The 2022 “State of Travel Insurance Report” survey also showed that some … Read more

Academic uses trash as treasure to study life in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the waves wash up trash on the beaches of South Korea’s frontline islands, Kang Dong Wan can often be found searching for what he calls his “treasure” — trash from North Korea that give a glimpse of a place closed to most foreigners. “It can be a very important … Read more