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Jongno District Skittish About Virus Spread After Reporting Most Infections in Seoul

Jongno District Skittish About Virus Spread After Reporting Most Infections in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Jongno Ward in central Seoul has reported the most cases of the new coronavirus in the capital, spawning concerns that the district with many senior citizens and commuters may be vulnerable to infections. As of Friday afternoon, nine cases of COVID-19 infections had been reported in Jongno, according to [...]

Pressure, Challenges Facing Disease Detectives Battling Coronavirus on Front Lines

Pressure, Challenges Facing Disease Detectives Battling Coronavirus on Front Lines

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Disease detectives, like coronavirus investigator Park Young-joon, see many similarities between what they and criminal detectives do. Both are deployed as soon as new cases occur, talk to affected people and investigate scenes. But one of the biggest differences may be the time pressure that germ investigators work under [...]

Hyundai Motor Group Develops World’s First Automatic Gear Shift System

Hyundai Motor Group Develops World’s First Automatic Gear Shift System

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. announced Thursday the development of the world’s first predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, enabling a vehicle to automatically shift to the optimal gear after identifying the road and traffic conditions ahead. The two companies have submitted [...]

Food Producers Offer Upsized Products to Stimulate Consumption

Food Producers Offer Upsized Products to Stimulate Consumption

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Food businesses are striving to overcome the economic slump coupled with the coronavirus outbreak. Companies are trying to approach consumers by lowering prices and increasing product size, despite various factors that negatively impact pricing. Haitai Confectionery & Foods Co., a major confectionery company in South Korea, introduced a new, [...]

Kakao to Expand Van-hailing Service

Kakao to Expand Van-hailing Service

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility, an affiliate of Kakao Corp., the operator of top South Korean messaging app KakaoTalk, plans to challenge the taxi van mobility service market through the expansion of Kakao T Venti, an 11-passenger van-hailing service. Sixteen former taxi drivers in Seoul recently became new drivers for Kakao T [...]