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S. Korea to Send 60,000 Face Masks to U.N. Peacekeeping Missions in Africa

S. Korea to Send 60,000 Face Masks to U.N. Peacekeeping Missions in Africa

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to send 60,000 face masks to two U.N.-led peacekeeping missions in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Monday. The government unveiled the plan during a launching ceremony of the preparatory team for Seoul’s [...]

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 [...]

Telcos Going Increasingly ‘Contactless’ amid Pandemic

Telcos Going Increasingly ‘Contactless’ amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carriers are joining others to go “contactless” in their business by reducing face-to-face services for customers amid the coronavirus pandemic, industry insiders said Friday. With the COVID-19 outbreak spurring a stay-at-home trend, telecom operators are eager to serve their customers remotely. KT Corp., the country’s No. [...]

Telcos Offer Smart Factory Solutions amid Pandemic

Telcos Offer Smart Factory Solutions amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major telecom companies are introducing new smart factory solutions to help manufacturers overcome the pandemic-caused economic slump with more efficient production systems. SK Telecom Co., the country’s largest mobile carrier, on Friday released a subscription-based smart factory solution for small- and medium-sized manufacturers that optimizes their equipment [...]

Boycott Movement Against Japanese Products Hits Imported Beer Market Hard

Boycott Movement Against Japanese Products Hits Imported Beer Market Hard

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The ‘No Japan’ boycott movement against Japanese products that broke out last July after Japan imposed export restrictions on South Korea has had a serious impact on last year’s imported beer market. The Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. reported Thursday that the retail market for beer in the [...]

Seoul Subway to Install Foldable Advertisement Boards for Emergency Escape

Seoul Subway to Install Foldable Advertisement Boards for Emergency Escape

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Advertisement boards installed at subway stations in Seoul will be replaced with new ones that can be folded into emergency doors. Seoul Metro plans to remove 4,258 stationary safety doors currently in place in 132 subway stations on subway lines 1-8 and 1,987 advertisement boards attached on top of [...]