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S. Korean Christians Express Discontent with Online Worship During COVID-19 Era

S. Korean Christians Express Discontent with Online Worship During COVID-19 Era

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Church-goers in South Korea, where religious services are typically characterized by large in-person gatherings, are growing increasingly dissatisfied with online worship, an inevitable reality at times given the government’s social distancing directives and the protracted coronavirus pandemic. According to a survey conducted by a publication operated by a Protestant [...]

U.S. Soldiers’ Wild Fireworks Party Frowned on by Virus-weary Busan Citizens

U.S. Soldiers’ Wild Fireworks Party Frowned on by Virus-weary Busan Citizens

BUSAN, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Dozens of foreigners including U.S. soldiers stationed in South Korea created disturbances by setting off firecrackers at a renowned beach in Busan on Saturday night, apparently in celebration of U.S. Independence Day, local police said Monday. The foreigners shot numerous rounds of firecrackers into the sky and even towards [...]

S. Korean Workers Arrive in South Asian Countries Despite the Region’s Rampant Spread of COVID-19

S. Korean Workers Arrive in South Asian Countries Despite the Region’s Rampant Spread of COVID-19

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean workers and entrepreneurs are being permitted to bypass strict entry bans on foreigners to travel to South Asian countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading. Despite the rampant spread of the virus in the region, South Korean workers and entrepreneurs are accepting the risk in order to [...]

S. Korea to Offer Telemedicine Services for Overseas Builders

S. Korea to Offer Telemedicine Services for Overseas Builders

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to start providing telemedicine services for overseas construction workers this year, the government said Sunday, amid heightened alert over new coronavirus infections among them. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters said it aims to launch the service in September at the latest, with four major [...]

Foreign Arrivals in S. Korea Again Dive 98 pct in May

Foreign Arrivals in S. Korea Again Dive 98 pct in May

SEOUL, July 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions, the number of foreign arrivals in South Korea again nose-dived nearly 98 percent in May, reaching slightly over 30,000, official data showed Saturday. According to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), 30,861 foreigners visited South Korea in May, down 97.9 percent from the same month [...]