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China, 13 More Countries Restrict Travel from S. Korea over Coronavirus Concern

China, 13 More Countries Restrict Travel from S. Korea over Coronavirus Concern

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A dozen additional countries and parts of China have enacted entry restrictions on travelers from South Korea over coronavirus concerns, according to the foreign ministry Thursday, bringing the total number of such countries to 43. The State Department’s travel advisory was raised by one notch to Level 3, the second-highest [...]

Number of Discouraged Workers Hits New High in 2019

Number of Discouraged Workers Hits New High in 2019

SEJONG, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of discouraged workers in South Korea touched an all-time high in 2019, data showed Thursday, pointing to a tough employment situation amid an economic slowdown. Asia’s fourth-largest economy registered a monthly average of 533,000 discouraged workers last year, up 1.6 percent from a year earlier, according to [...]

More Countries Impose Entry Ban on Travelers from S. Korea’s Coronavirus Hotspots

More Countries Impose Entry Ban on Travelers from S. Korea’s Coronavirus Hotspots

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of countries imposing entry bans on travelers who recently visited South Korea’s southeastern city of Daegu and the nearby county of Cheongdo is on the rise, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Wednesday, following a spike in confirmed novel coronavirus cases there. Earlier in the day, Japan approved the [...]

Child Care Centers to Close for 10 Days to Prevent Virus Infections

Child Care Centers to Close for 10 Days to Prevent Virus Infections

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Child care centers across South Korea will close for 10 days as part of the government’s latest efforts to limit COVID-19 infections among the country’s younger population, the government said Wednesday. “To prevent COVID-19 infections among infants, the government will close child care centers across the nation from Feb. [...]