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Gov’t Offers Interpretation Service for Foreigners Calling Coronavirus Hotline

Gov’t Offers Interpretation Service for Foreigners Calling Coronavirus Hotline

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners who have been inconvenienced in terms of information related to new coronavirus infections will be provided with better service through interpretation. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), in cooperation with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), will support translation services for foreign language inquiries with the [...]

Pilot Project Boosts Recovery of Colorless Plastic Bottles

Pilot Project Boosts Recovery of Colorless Plastic Bottles

SEJONG, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting this month, households must separate colorless plastic bottle from other recyclable items. The Ministry of Environment said Wednesday it will implement a related pilot project from February in collaboration with six local governments, including Seoul and Busan. Plastic bottles can be recycled as textile raw materials for clothing, [...]

S. Korea Toughens Monitoring Against Hoarding of Protective Masks

S. Korea Toughens Monitoring Against Hoarding of Protective Masks

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday it will toughen monitoring against hoarding of protective masks and hand sanitizers as the new coronavirus outbreak has sparked a sharp rise in demand. The central disaster headquarters said it is pushing forward measures to mandate that manufacturers and wholesalers of facial masks and hand [...]

S. Korea Initiates Research to Develop Novel Coronavirus Drug

S. Korea Initiates Research to Develop Novel Coronavirus Drug

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will launch a research project to develop a novel coronavirus drug and vaccine, the public health agency said Wednesday, after the country genetically isolated the potentially deadly virus that has spread across the world. Currently, there is no viable treatment for the novel coronavirus that has killed [...]

Gov’t Promotes Initiatives to Improve Air Quality Indoors and on Public Transportation

Gov’t Promotes Initiatives to Improve Air Quality Indoors and on Public Transportation

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will push for a project to improve public transportation air quality by disclosing the concentration of PM 2.5, or fine dust particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter in real time at subway stations nationwide. The Ministry of Environment said Tuesday that it has established a basic [...]