Director Bong Joon-ho with Oscar trophy

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho holds up his Oscar trophy and smiles at a press conference held at the London West Hollywood in Los Angeles on Feb.

Coronavirus self-diagnosis app

This photo, provided by the health ministry on Feb. 10, 2020, shows an application that the ministry released the same day to help people self-diagnose the coronavirus.

Work to discover remains of forced laborers

An excavation work to find the remains of Koreans who were taken to Japan for forced labor during World War II is under way at a parking lot in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan, on Feb. 10, 2020.

Prayer in masks

Participants wearing protective masks pray at the Jogye Temple in Seoul on Feb. 8, 2020. (Yonhap)

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

Visitors to the 2020 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival enjoy fishing on a frozen river in the Gangwon Province county of Hwacheon, about 120 kilometers northeast of Seoul, on Feb. 8, 2020.

Figure skater You Young captures silver

You Young of South Korea holds up her silver medal won in the ladies' singles competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships at Mokdong Ice Rink in Seoul on Feb. 8, 2020.

Scaled-back event on 15th day of Lunar New Year

A scaled-back event to burn a pile of pine tree branches is held in the southeastern port city of Busan on Feb.

Climbing icy rock

Climbers scale the frozen wall of the Maebawi artificial waterfall in Inje, Gangwon Province, about 165 kilometers east of Seoul, on Feb. 9, 2020. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

1st comfort woman statue in Connecticut

This photo shows the first comfort woman statue, symbolizing the victims of wartime sexual slavery by Japan's imperial army during World War II, erected in front of a Korean community hall in Conne

Efforts to get over coronavirus

This composite photo shows efforts from various sectors to cope with the coronavirus crisis.