South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks via videoconference during a March 4 meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters about the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks via videoconference during a March 4 meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters about the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks via videoconference during a March 4 meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters about the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE

South Korea pushes ahead with Covid-19 vaccinations amid fake news, alarm

  • PM Chung Sye-kyun has called for calm amid alarm at the deaths of two men, both with pre-existing conditions, after getting the AstraZeneca shot
  • A probe is under way, but medical experts warn fake news on social media is fuelling vaccine hesitancy, especially among the elderly

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks via videoconference during a March 4 meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters about the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks via videoconference during a March 4 meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters about the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks via videoconference during a March 4 meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters about the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
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