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New Virus Cases Under 400 Again; Alert in Place Against Potential Upticks

New Virus Cases Under 400 Again; Alert in Place Against Potential Upticks

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 400 Friday on the back of tougher virus curbs, but health authorities warned against complacency as they try to further slow down new infections. The country added 346 more COVID-19 cases, including 314 domestically transmitted infections, raising the total caseload [...]

U.K. Flight Ban Extended by 1 Week, Arrivals from Brazil Required to Prove Virus-free

U.K. Flight Ban Extended by 1 Week, Arrivals from Brazil Required to Prove Virus-free

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health authorities said Tuesday that the ban on flights from Britain will be extended by one week again and arrivals from Brazil will have to prove that they are virus-free as the country stepped up measures against new coronavirus variants that are known to be more transmissible. [...]

New Infection Cases Under 400 for 2nd Day; Virus Curve Sliding Downhill

New Infection Cases Under 400 for 2nd Day; Virus Curve Sliding Downhill

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases stayed under 400 for the second straight day Tuesday as infections sharply slowed down on tightened social distancing measures, but health authorities still remain vigilant over potential upticks amid partially eased curbs. The country added 386 more COVID-19 cases, including 351 domestic infections, [...]

New Virus Cases at Almost 2-month Low on Fewer Tests, Infections Slowdown

New Virus Cases at Almost 2-month Low on Fewer Tests, Infections Slowdown

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases rose by the smallest number in nearly two months Monday, apparently on the back of tightened social distancing measures and fewer tests over the weekend, but health authorities remain vigilant over potential upticks. The country added 389 more COVID-19 cases, including 366 local [...]

Discussions on Corporate Profit Sharing Heat Up amid Pandemic-driven Economic Polarization

Discussions on Corporate Profit Sharing Heat Up amid Pandemic-driven Economic Polarization

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling Democratic Party (DP) has set out to find ways to get lucrative companies to share some of their profits with small businesses vulnerable to losses amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it is facing vehement objection from the business community and opposition lawmakers. Last week, a DP task [...]