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S. Korea to Spend 100 bln Won in Developing COVID-19 Treatments, Vaccines

S. Korea to Spend 100 bln Won in Developing COVID-19 Treatments, Vaccines

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Wednesday that it will invest 100 billion won (US$82.15 million) in developing treatments and vaccines for the novel coronavirus to focus mainly on supporting research on treatment using plasma, antibody treatment and finding efficacy in existing drugs. “The government and private companies both will cooperate to [...]

QR Registration Test Draws Mixed Reaction from Businesses, Visitors

QR Registration Test Draws Mixed Reaction from Businesses, Visitors

SEOUL/DAEJEON, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Three days into the government’s experiment of using quick response (QR) code-based registrations at risky facilities, business owners and visitors have shown mixed responses over the scheme aimed at better tracking and containing the new coronavirus. On Monday, the government launched a weeklong test into QR code entry logs [...]

Haeundae Beach Opens Up Without Parasols

Haeundae Beach Opens Up Without Parasols

BUSAN, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus continues to spread from the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area, some 260 beaches across the country are planning to open up by July. Haeundae Beach in the southeastern port city of Busan, which opened on Monday, was seen without parasols and tube rent shops that typically decorate [...]

Foreign Spouses on Short-term Visa Temporarily Allowed to Acquire F-6 Visa amid COVID-19

Foreign Spouses on Short-term Visa Temporarily Allowed to Acquire F-6 Visa amid COVID-19

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice announced Monday that foreign spouses of South Korean citizens who entered the country on short-term visas may be temporarily allowed to change to F-6 visas for marriage immigrants. The new measure comes as entry restrictions imposed following the coronavirus outbreak have made it difficult for [...]