South Korean police are questioning two activists accused of raising tensions with North Korea by sending propaganda balloons and plastic bottles filled with rice across the border.
Governments were stepping up testing and warily considering their next moves on Monday as the number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases surges in many countries.
South Korea has reported 42 new infections of Covid-19 as infections steadily climb in the greater capital area, forcing authorities to consider stronger social restrictions.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has passed the 10 million mark worldwide, according to US experts.
China has extended Covid-19 tests to newly reopened salons amid a drop in cases, while South Korea continues to face new infections after it eased social distancing rules to boost the economy.
South Korea and the United States will continue to push for complete denuclearisation of North Korea.
A South Korean group has launched hundreds of thousands of leaflets by balloon across the border with North Korea, despite Pyongyang repeatedly warning it that it will retaliate against such actions.
The Scottish Government will "pay attention" to advice published tomorrow by the UK Government on the two-metre social distancing rule, the First Minister has said.
Officials in South Korea have urged North Korean counterparts to abandon a plan to float 12 million leaflets in what would be the largest such psychological campaign against its rival.
Singaporeans can wine and dine at restaurants, work out at the gym and socialise with no more than five people at a time as of Friday, when the city-state removed most of its pandemic lockdown restrictions.
North Korea has said it will send soldiers to closed inter-Korean co-operation sites in its territory and reinstall guard posts and resume military exercises at frontline areas, nullifying deals reached with South Korea two years ago.
North Korea has blown up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea in a dramatic display of anger that sharply raises tensions on the Korean peninsula and puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy.
South Korean officials said North Korea has blown up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the border between the two countries.
North Korea’s military on Tuesday threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarised under inter-Korean peace agreements as the country continued to dial up pressure on rival South Korea amid stalled nuclear negotiations with the US.
China reported its highest daily total of new coronavirus cases in two months on Sunday and infections in South Korea also rose, showing how the disease can come back as restrictions on business and travel are lifted.
South Korea has convened an emergency security meeting after the North threatened to demolish a liaison office and take military action against its rival.
The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened military action against South Korea as she attacked Seoul over declining bilateral relations and its inability to stop activists from dropping anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border.
North Korea has hit out at South Korea, telling its rival to stop “nonsensical” talk about its denuclearisation and vowing to expand its military capabilities.
A resurgence of infections in the Seoul region, where half of South Korea’s 51 million people live, is threatening the country’s success story in the battle against coronavirus.
South Korea’s government has said it will press charges against two activist groups that have been floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets and bottles filled with rice to North Korea.
North Korea has said it is cutting off all communication channels with South Korea.
North Korea says it will cut off all communication channels with South Korea as it escalates pressure on Seoul for failing to stop activists floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border.
New Zealand has eradicated the coronavirus from its shores after health officials reported on Monday that the final person known to have been infected had recovered.
South Korea has reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a huge setback that could erase some of its hard-won gains.
The United States has surpassed the “grim” milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths.
South Korea reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday and India reported another record single-day jump of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic expanded its grip across much of the globe.
South Korea has reported 19 new coronavirus cases on the eve of the return to school for more than two million children.
US president Donald Trump has visited one of his golf courses at the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend as he urged states to reopen following coronavirus-related lockdowns.
Coronavirus cases continued to drop in much of Asia on Saturday but surged in Latin America, as the world grappled with balancing the urge to restart economies with fears about health risks.
Britain abandoned coronavirus testing in March because the outbreak was already out of control and hundreds of thousands of people were infected, officials have admitted.