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Electronic Wristbands Needed to Trace People Under Self-quarantine

Electronic Wristbands Needed to Trace People Under Self-quarantine

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Most South Koreans believe that it’s necessary to use electronic wristbands to keep track of those under self-quarantine as the country aggressively moves to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, opinion polls showed Thursday. In a survey of 1,000 adults nationwide, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Sports [...]

Airman Under Probe for Allegedly Taking College Entrance Exam on Behalf of Superior

Airman Under Probe for Allegedly Taking College Entrance Exam on Behalf of Superior

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — An airman is under investigation over allegations he took the annual state-administered college entrance exam on behalf of one of his superiors, military officials said Thursday. The service member, whose identity has been withheld, is suspected of taking the annual College Scholastic Aptitude Test in November on behalf of [...]

S. Korea to Host Online Seminar to Share Anti-virus Know-how with Foreign Countries

S. Korea to Host Online Seminar to Share Anti-virus Know-how with Foreign Countries

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will host an online seminar this week to share its coronavirus containment measures and know-how with foreign countries, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday. The video presentation, slated for late Thursday, comes as an increasing number of foreign countries has been seeking to benchmark various quarantine steps [...]

S. Korea Mulls Ways to Guarantee Voting Rights to Those in Self-isolation over Coronavirus

S. Korea Mulls Ways to Guarantee Voting Rights to Those in Self-isolation over Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is exploring ways to permit those in self-isolation over the new coronavirus to cast their ballots in next week’s parliamentary elections while minimizing the risk of infection, officials said Wednesday. The National Election Commission (NEC), the election watchdog, is in talks with the government over ways to [...]