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Cigarette Butts Pollute Jeju Beaches

Cigarette Butts Pollute Jeju Beaches

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Cigarette butts have turned out to rank among the most common items of marine litter, according to the Korea Federation for Environmental Movement of Jeju, a non-profit environmental group based on Jeju Island last week. According to the association, which has staged a coastal cleanup campaign since May 29 [...]

Despite Heat Wave, Beaches Nationwide Quiet amid Tough Anti-COVID-19 Restrictions

Despite Heat Wave, Beaches Nationwide Quiet amid Tough Anti-COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite an extended heat wave scorching South Korea for nearly a week, almost all popular beaches nationwide were noticeably quieter than usual on Saturday, apparently due to growing public jitters over the spread of COVID-19. Unrelenting hot weather continued in most parts of the country for the sixth consecutive [...]

Gangneung Eyes Nighttime Closure of Beaches to Combat Rising COVID-19 Cases

Gangneung Eyes Nighttime Closure of Beaches to Combat Rising COVID-19 Cases

GANGNEUNG, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Gangneung, one of South Korea’s most popular destinations for summer vacationers, mulls over the nighttime closure of beaches and other unprecedented quarantine measures against COVID-19, officials said Monday, following an earlier decision to lift its social distancing rules to the toughest restrictions of Level 4. Gangneung, an east coast [...]

East Coast Beaches Engaged in All-out War to Prevent COVID-19 Infections as Summer Approaches

East Coast Beaches Engaged in All-out War to Prevent COVID-19 Infections as Summer Approaches

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — With the second summer vacation season since the outbreak of the coronavirus close at hand, major east coast beaches in Gangwon Province are engaged in an all-out war to prevent any possible COVID-19 infections by employing a variety of state-of-the-art equipment. The Samcheok city government plans to use drones [...]