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New Virus Cases in 400s for 2nd Day, Potential Upticks in Infections in Focus

New Virus Cases in 400s for 2nd Day, Potential Upticks in Infections in Focus

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases stayed below 500 for the second straight day on Sunday, but health authorities remained vigilant about a potential flare-up in virus infections amid eased social distancing rules. The country reported 416 more COVID-19 cases, including 391 local infections, raising the total caseload to [...]

Coronavirus Cases Fall Below 500 amid Resurgence Concerns After Eased Distancing Rules

Coronavirus Cases Fall Below 500 amid Resurgence Concerns After Eased Distancing Rules

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 500 for the first time in four days on Saturday, but sporadic infections continued to be reported amid worries over a potential resurgence after the government eased social distancing rules earlier this week. The country reported 448 more COVID-19 cases, [...]

New COVID-19 Cases Fall Back in 500s; Infections at Workplaces on Rise

New COVID-19 Cases Fall Back in 500s; Infections at Workplaces on Rise

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases fell back to below 600 on Friday, while authorities are stepping up monitoring of manufacturing plants and hospitals to slow the rapid pace of virus transmission. The country reported 561 more COVID-19 cases, including 533 local infections, raising the total caseload to 86,128, [...]

New COVID-19 Cases Over 600 for 2nd Day, Virus Fight Struggling with Cluster Infections

New COVID-19 Cases Over 600 for 2nd Day, Virus Fight Struggling with Cluster Infections

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 600s for a second consecutive day on Thursday as infections at a slew of manufacturing plants and hospitals surged, prompting authorities to guard against a potential virus resurgence. The country reported 621 more COVID-19 cases, including 590 local infections, raising [...]

Gov’t to Introduce Encrypted Personal Number amid Virus-related Data Breach Concerns

Gov’t to Introduce Encrypted Personal Number amid Virus-related Data Breach Concerns

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting Friday, the government will introduce a new privacy protection measure allowing the people to write down encrypted private numbers instead of their phone numbers when they visit widely-used places, like restaurants and cafes. The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) announced Thursday that it will introduce an encrypted private [...]

Coronavirus Leads to Growing Number of Unregistered Foreigners

Coronavirus Leads to Growing Number of Unregistered Foreigners

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of unregistered foreigners in South Korea is nearing the 20 percent milestone, setting an unprecedented record. The Ministry of Justice reported that 19.3 percent of all foreigners in South Korea last year were unregistered, up by 3.8 percentage points since the previous year (15.5 percent). The proportion [...]

New Virus Cases Bounce Back to Over 400; Deals Signed to Secure Additional Vaccines

New Virus Cases Bounce Back to Over 400; Deals Signed to Secure Additional Vaccines

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 400 on Tuesday after the four-day-long Lunar New Year holiday, while the government signed deals to secure additional COVID-19 vaccines to better fight the pandemic. The country reported 457 more COVID-19 cases, including 429 local infections, raising the total [...]