Asia Briefs: Mers-hit S. Korean hospital to resume ops

Mers-hit S. Korean hospital to resume ops

SEOUL • A South Korean hospital at the centre of an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) will resume normal operations on Monday, the health ministry said, as a health scare that rattled the economy wanes, with no new cases reported since July 4.

The Samsung Medical Centre had suspended most services and taken no new patients for more than a month, to focus on stopping Mers, after nearly half of the cases were traced to it.

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3 killed, 6 feared dead in mine collapse

MANILA • Three people died and another six are believed to have also been killed when part of a coal mine collapsed on a remote central Philippine island yesterday, provincial governor Rhodora Cadiao said. Nine workers were using heavy machinery to remove sea water from the open-pit mine when a wall collapsed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2015, with the headline 'Asia Briefs: Mers-hit S. Korean hospital to resume ops'. Print Edition | Subscribe