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‘Inequality’ Looms as Large Conglomerates Distribute Free Masks While Small Businesses Don’t

‘Inequality’ Looms as Large Conglomerates Distribute Free Masks While Small Businesses Don’t

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Companies that require frequent contact with customers are calling on all staff to wear protective masks as the novel coronavirus continues to spread nationwide. In the meantime, some companies are being criticized for falling short of providing the masks to all employees while at the same time insisting that [...]

April Election Candidates Halt Conventional Campaigning Due to Coronavirus

April Election Candidates Halt Conventional Campaigning Due to Coronavirus

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Candidates for the April elections have stopped conventional campaigning amid the fast spread of the new coronavirus, restricting their campaigns to social media and joining the fight against the virus. The familiar scenes of election campaigning — meeting voters, shaking hands and public speeches — are no longer being [...]

Coronavirus Outbreak a Boon for Netflix

Coronavirus Outbreak a Boon for Netflix

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Online traffic for Netflix Inc., the global entertainment service provider, jumped in the last few days as more people are staying indoors to fend off the coronavirus. Global Big Data Research, a South Korean big data analysis agency, studied the amount of online traffic of seven over-the-top (OTT) platforms [...]

No. of Chinese Entering S. Korea Drops amid Spread of Coronavirus

No. of Chinese Entering S. Korea Drops amid Spread of Coronavirus

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of Chinese nationals entering South Korea is declining, the justice ministry said Thursday, following tighter monitoring of people arriving from the neighboring country amid a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases here. According to government data, 1,404 Chinese entered South Korea on Wednesday, down 92.6 [...]