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South Korea will maintain Level 1 social distancing regulations under a revised five-tier scheme as the average daily number of new cases remains below 100 this week, the health authority said Friday. The new five-tier scheme, which takes effect Saturday, breaks the current three levels into five — 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 —...
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The government is working on a plan to allow pop culture celebrities credited for contributing to improving the country’s image to postpone their mandatory military service, the military recruitment agency said Tuesday. The plan came amid talk of whether K-pop boy band BTS members should be given such favors as an exemption from or postponement...
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The trade balance of Korean cultural content led by K-pop continues to show a surplus. The Bank of Korea on Sept. 2 said the trade surplus for audio and video-related services reached USD 18.4 million in June for the ninth consecutive month of surplus since October last year. The trade balance for such services equals...
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A man in his 50s, who is suspected of assaulting two passengers who demanded to wear a mask on subway line 2 in Seoul, was questioned before his arrest on Friday. The Seoul Southern District Court conducted a hearing from Park Won-kyu, a senior judge in charge of warrants, from 10:30 a.m. on the same...
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The spread of the COVID-19 infection from churches is increasing. Since the first confirmed case was released at Sarang First Church in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul on the 12th of August, the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 300. Pastor Jun Kwang-hoon of Sarang First Church was also tested positive for COVID-19 today. As the quarantine authorities...
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South Korea reported more than 200 new coronavirus cases for the first time in five months Sunday due mainly to a spike in infections in the greater Seoul area. The country added 279 new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total caseload to 15,318, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). It...
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The BBC of the U.K. on Aug. 10 (local time) covered Korea’s method of COVID-19 disinfection at beaches in summer as an exemplary model. The British network introduced Korean disinfection efforts at beaches such as an internet reservation system to disperse crowds and a pre-check protocol designed to encourage beachgoers to follow social distancing measures....
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On July 27, the Korean government, represented by Ambassador Han Dong-man, turned over medical supplies worth at least $750,000 to the Philippine government through Foreign Affairs Sec. Teodoro Locsin Jr. Donated were 600,000 high-quality KF94 masks worth $500,000 from the Korean government, seven walk-through COVID-19 testing booths worth $150,000 from the Korean government via the...
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The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced additional plans on Thursday to disperse visitors coming to beaches by introducing reservation systems, as part of efforts to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. The government will introduce reservation systems at 14 beaches located in North Jeolla Province’s Yeosu, Mokpo, and Shinan each with an annual number of...
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Korea is aiming to develop treatments for COVID-19 by the end of the year and vaccines by next year, Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo said Wednesday, vowing to offer full support to promising pharmaceutical companies. “We will fully support promising companies and gather all the abilities of universities, research institutions, hospitals and the government...
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