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New Virus Cases Over 100 for 2nd Day, Sporadic Cluster Infections Still Worrisome

New Virus Cases Over 100 for 2nd Day, Sporadic Cluster Infections Still Worrisome

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases stayed over 100 for the second straight day Thursday, as sporadic cluster infections continued to strain the country’s virus fight ahead of major holidays. The country added 125 more COVID-19 cases, including 109 local infections, raising the total caseload to 23,341, according to [...]

S. Korea Blocks Access to ‘Digital Prison’ Website

S. Korea Blocks Access to ‘Digital Prison’ Website

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s internet censorship body on Thursday decided to block public access to a controversial doxing website that discloses personal information of alleged sex offenders and pedophiles over concerns of false accusations. The “Digital Prison” website was created earlier this year after public anger mounted over high-profile sex abuse [...]

Inter-Korean Ties Thrown into Abyss Following N. Korea’s Killing of S. Korean Citizen

Inter-Korean Ties Thrown into Abyss Following N. Korea’s Killing of S. Korean Citizen

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s brutal killing of a South Korean official drifting near the maritime border is expected to throw the already-frayed inter-Korean relations into an abyss, possibly forcing the government to halt all envisioned reconciliation efforts amid public outrage, experts said Thursday. They, however, urged the government to take a [...]

Virtual Concert Venue Included in New Deal’s Culture Projects

Virtual Concert Venue Included in New Deal’s Culture Projects

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Thursday it plans to create a facility that specializes in the live streaming of music concerts and launch projects aimed at supporting the domestic content streaming industry. The plans were announced by the culture ministry as part of culture initiatives within the government’s more broader “New [...]

Tenant Protection Laws Revised to Give Those Affected by COVID-19 New Rights

Tenant Protection Laws Revised to Give Those Affected by COVID-19 New Rights

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Commercial tenants who have been hit hard by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have gained new rights to ask landlords to reduce rent. The legislation and judiciary committee of the National Assembly passed a revision of the Commercial Tenant Protection Law on Wednesday. Under the revised law, the [...]

Gov’t Seeks Legislation on Expanding Class Actions to All Fields

Gov’t Seeks Legislation on Expanding Class Actions to All Fields

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will propose a bill that will make class actions available in all areas beyond the securities field, the justice ministry said Thursday, in an effort to solve collective disputes and compensate victims more efficiently. The Ministry of Justice said it will announce the legislation plan Monday to [...]

Agriculture Ministry, Naver Work Together to Offer Info on ‘Virus-safe’ Restaurants

Agriculture Ministry, Naver Work Together to Offer Info on ‘Virus-safe’ Restaurants

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agricultural ministry said Thursday it has collaborated with the country’s top online portal operator Naver Corp. to provide information on restaurants that follow guidelines on the prevention of the new coronavirus. The government said earlier it will release data on restaurants that follow sanitary guidelines and induce [...]