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Gov’t Pushes for Wider Use of Encrypted Personal Numbers on Entry Logs to Protect Privacy

Gov’t Pushes for Wider Use of Encrypted Personal Numbers on Entry Logs to Protect Privacy

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has issued revised guidelines on handwritten entry logs required at small businesses like restaurants for contact tracing purposes, as part of efforts to boost the use of encrypted personal numbers. In February, the government rolled out the encrypted data service to better protect privacy, but [...]

New Virus Cases Most in 3 Months; AstraZeneca Jabs Rollout Set to Resume

New Virus Cases Most in 3 Months; AstraZeneca Jabs Rollout Set to Resume

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases hit the highest in three months Thursday as the country pushes for the resumption of AstraZeneca vaccine rollout amid lingering woes over its safety. The country reported 700 more COVID-19 cases, including 674 local infections, raising the total caseload to 107,598, the Korea [...]

New Virus Cases Most Since Early Jan., Another Wave of Pandemic Looming

New Virus Cases Most Since Early Jan., Another Wave of Pandemic Looming

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea reported the most new coronavirus cases since early January on Wednesday as sporadic cluster infections continued to pile up across the country, raising concerns that the country may again grapple with another wave of the pandemic. The country reported 668 more COVID-19 cases, including 653 local infections, [...]

New Virus Cases in 400s for 2nd Day, Upticks Worrisome amid Spring Break

New Virus Cases in 400s for 2nd Day, Upticks Worrisome amid Spring Break

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 400s for the second day in a row Tuesday as sporadic cluster infections were reported nationwide, with a potential resurgence looming amid loosened vigilance and more spring travelers. The country reported 478 more COVID-19 cases, including 460 local infections, raising [...]

COVID-19 Leads to Drops in Smoking and Drinking Rates While Everyday Stress Levels Rise

COVID-19 Leads to Drops in Smoking and Drinking Rates While Everyday Stress Levels Rise

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of the coronavirus and the introduction of social distancing policies, South Koreans are engaged in less smoking, drinking, and physical activities, while their everyday stress levels have increased. Last year, the Gyeonggi Provincial Government conducted a survey of 41,983 residents via 46 local community health centers [...]

New Virus Cases Back Below 500 on Fewer Tests; Tougher Curbs Under Review amid Potential Upticks

New Virus Cases Back Below 500 on Fewer Tests; Tougher Curbs Under Review amid Potential Upticks

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 500 after six days on Monday on fewer tests over the weekend, but health authorities warned of enhanced social distancing rules amid growing concerns over a new wave of the pandemic. The country reported 473 more COVID-19 cases, including 449 [...]