The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for doctors on visas who are already in the US, and for international physicians who are supposed to arrive in the US to start work at US hospitals in a few months.
While an increasing number of countries are tightening their borders in an effort to halt further infections, South Korea is taking a different approach. But a rise in imported cases threatens to roll back some of the country’s progress.
As the number of coronavirus cases in early epicenters like Wuhan and Daegu declines, there could be second and third waves of the virus, says Dr. Gabriel Leung. That pattern may play out elsewhere in the world until human beings acquire immunity or develop a vaccine.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife, Australia's minister for home affairs, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are among cases of the coronavirus that has infected almost 135,000 people and killed more than 4,900 worldwide.
Business districts around the world began to empty and stock markets tumbled on Friday as the number of coronavirus infections surpassed 100,000 and the economic damage wrought by the outbreak intensified.
The stars of South Korean action movies get to play the hero with their daring fight scenes and impressive stunts, and now the stuntmen who help them look so good are getting a film of their own; the documentary "Action Boys,"
President Bush arrived in South Korea today on his way to the Olympics in Beijing, and Bush was originally supposed to meet with Korean President Lee Myung Bak in July, but because of massive anti-American protests, their visit was pushed back until now.
For our Geo Quiz we wanted you to list seven countries whose citizens are now allowed to come to the United States without a visa. But they do need to fill an online form. The answer is: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and South Korea. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on what the new rules mean for South Koreans who want to travel to the US.
Many South Korean kids spend a lot of time on their computers, and some worry that many are addicted. Reporter Jason Strother tells us about a treatment program designed to get South Korea's children off the computer.
South Koreans took to the streets a few months ago to protest lifting the ban on American beef. Not any more. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on how Koreans' sudden enthusiasm for American beef makes one wonder what all the fuss was about.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in South Korea for the latest stop on her Asia tour. Top of the agenda there will be North Korea's nuclear program. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Matthew Bell.