South Korea reports two more outbreaks of bird flu near Seoul.
The launch of the North Korean spy satellite "Malligyong-1" ends in failure due to a malfunction of the second stage of the rocket, causing the satellite to crash into the sea. An emergency evacuation alert was erroneously sent to residents of Seoul, South Korea, after the rocket launch, which also triggered air raid sirens in the city.
South Korea reports 324 new cases in the previous 24 hours. This is the highest number of new cases since March 8, as the authorities warn of a cluster of infections in Seoul threatening to spread nationwide.
South Korea reports 166 new cases of COVID-19. From that number, 139 were traced to Seoul and Gyeonggi Province and a significant portion of them were linked to cluster infections involving churchgoers. It is the highest number of reported new cases since March 11.
The Seoul Central District Court fines two South Korean baseball players Seung-hwan Oh and Lim Chang-yong for illegal gambling in Macau. [http:--english.yonhapnews.co.kr-news-2016-01-15-0200000000AEN20160115003700315.html?input=www.tweeter.com (Yonhap)]date=August 2019
South Korea announces that Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will meet with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Seoul Monday to work toward a final settlement concerning sex slavery during World War II. "The Nikkei" reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe plans to create a new government-backed fund, containing over 100 million yen (US$831,200-£556,600) to help former South Korean "comfort women," and is also considering making an apology for the wartime sexual enslavement.