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Jongno District Skittish About Virus Spread After Reporting Most Infections in Seoul

Jongno District Skittish About Virus Spread After Reporting Most Infections in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Jongno Ward in central Seoul has reported the most cases of the new coronavirus in the capital, spawning concerns that the district with many senior citizens and commuters may be vulnerable to infections. As of Friday afternoon, nine cases of COVID-19 infections had been reported in Jongno, according to [...]

Pressure, Challenges Facing Disease Detectives Battling Coronavirus on Front Lines

Pressure, Challenges Facing Disease Detectives Battling Coronavirus on Front Lines

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Disease detectives, like coronavirus investigator Park Young-joon, see many similarities between what they and criminal detectives do. Both are deployed as soon as new cases occur, talk to affected people and investigate scenes. But one of the biggest differences may be the time pressure that germ investigators work under [...]

USFK Limits Soldiers’ Travel to Daegu, Closes Several Facilities amid Surge in Coronavirus Cases

USFK Limits Soldiers’ Travel to Daegu, Closes Several Facilities amid Surge in Coronavirus Cases

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has banned “non-essential” travel to and from South Korea’s southeastern city of Daegu and shut down all of its children-related facilities there in the wake of a surge in new coronavirus cases in the region. Since Wednesday, South Korea has confirmed more than 70 additional [...]

More S. Korean Companies Adopting Blind Recruitment

More S. Korean Companies Adopting Blind Recruitment

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the past two years, a growing number of South Korean businesses have introduced so-called ‘blind recruiting’ practices, where companies hire employees without being informed of their academic, geographic, and gender information. Saramin, an online job portal, conducted a survey of 821 companies, 31.5 percent of which said they [...]