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Foreign Countries Seek S. Korean Military’s Anti-coronavirus Know-how

Foreign Countries Seek S. Korean Military’s Anti-coronavirus Know-how

SEOUL, March 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Four foreign countries have asked South Korea to share its know-how in stemming the new coronavirus at military barracks, officials said Wednesday. Military attaches at the diplomatic missions of the four countries in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East have recently asked the defense ministry what South Korea’s [...]

Citizens Urged to Remain Unscathed by Coronavirus ‘Infodemic’

Citizens Urged to Remain Unscathed by Coronavirus ‘Infodemic’

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean health authorities on Monday urged citizens not to be deceived by misleading reports in the fight to contain the new coronavirus, saying the so-called “infodemic” makes the outbreak harder to control. The World Health Organization earlier warned that the COVID-19 outbreak has sparked an infodemic — an [...]

S. Korea’s COVID-19 Testing Capability Most Effective, Powerful Arsenal in its Virus Fight

S. Korea’s COVID-19 Testing Capability Most Effective, Powerful Arsenal in its Virus Fight

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Since its first outbreak of the novel coronavirus in late January, South Korea has been waging a hard battle to contain the virus infections by preaching a “social distancing” drive and tracing all potential cases. Months later, its virus cases are showing signs of a slowdown. What is drawing [...]

Drive-through Services Spread Nationwide

Drive-through Services Spread Nationwide

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, more people are shunning direct contact with others. In turn, drive-through services where people can purchase goods and services from their own cars is gaining popularity. Pohang Jecheol Middle School, located in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, distributed school materials to families of [...]

Businesses Introduce Products, Services to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

Businesses Introduce Products, Services to Overcome ‘Corona Blues’

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Koreans are becoming depressed as they suffer from the effects of the so-called ‘corona blues,’ a depressive phenomenon caused by a lack of outdoor activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. The ‘corona blues’ refers to a depressive symptom for staying indoors for too long. [...]

S. Korean Protestant Churches Defy Social Distancing Directives

S. Korean Protestant Churches Defy Social Distancing Directives

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As cases of mass coronavirus infections are breaking out at a number of churches around Seoul, people are criticizing Protestant churches that insist on holding services despite the current outbreak. Recently, a case of mass infection at the River of Grace Community Church in Seongnam, just south of Seoul [...]

Countries Worldwide Discuss Emergency Basic Income as Virus Pandemic Spreads

Countries Worldwide Discuss Emergency Basic Income as Virus Pandemic Spreads

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — With the coronavirus pandemic threatens economies around the world, debate is rising over the viability of so-called ‘emergency basic income’. South Korea, as well as other countries around the world, are devising ways to distribute cash to encourage consumption. Hong Kong has already announced plans to offer cash to [...]

Coronavirus Rattles S. Korean Politics 30 Days Before April Elections

Coronavirus Rattles S. Korean Politics 30 Days Before April Elections

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The new coronavirus is rattling South Korean politics just a month before the April 15 parliamentary elections, changing the way candidates campaign and shifting the overall focus to how the government has handled the outbreak. With COVID-19 infections totaling more than 8,000, experts say the elections are widely expected [...]