COVID-19 Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Insurance Agents Biggest COVID-19 Relief Payout Beneficiaries

Insurance Agents Biggest COVID-19 Relief Payout Beneficiaries

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance agents made up the biggest portion of workers who received emergency relief payouts from the government amid the new coronavirus pandemic, data showed Sunday. Of around 500,000 virus-hit workers and businesspeople who received the government’s relief money, about 87,000 of them were insurance agents, according to the data [...]

New Virus Cases Over 100 for 3rd day, Virus Fight Put to Test Ahead of Holiday

New Virus Cases Over 100 for 3rd day, Virus Fight Put to Test Ahead of Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases stayed above 100 for the third straight day Friday due to continued rises in sporadic cluster infections, putting the country’s virus fight to the test ahead of a major holiday. The country added 114 more COVID-19 cases, including 95 local infections, raising the total [...]

S. Korea to Ban Operations of Entertainment, Other Virus-prone Facilities for Upcoming Holidays

S. Korea to Ban Operations of Entertainment, Other Virus-prone Facilities for Upcoming Holidays

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Friday unveiled a set of detailed social distancing guidelines for upcoming holidays to stem the nationwide spread of the novel coronavirus, which center on limiting operations of risk-prone facilities and banning gatherings of a certain number of people. The government set the two weeks starting Monday [...]

Coronavirus Sends S. Korea’s Consumer Spending Indoors Plunging

Coronavirus Sends S. Korea’s Consumer Spending Indoors Plunging

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a plunge in South Korean consumers’ spending at department stores, cinemas and other large indoor facilities, an expert said Friday. In contrast, consumer spending at outdoor and small facilities, including neighborhood grocery stores and camping sites, has gone up, said Lee Jae-ho, head [...]

New Virus Cases Over 100 for 2nd Day, Sporadic Cluster Infections Still Worrisome

New Virus Cases Over 100 for 2nd Day, Sporadic Cluster Infections Still Worrisome

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases stayed over 100 for the second straight day Thursday, as sporadic cluster infections continued to strain the country’s virus fight ahead of major holidays. The country added 125 more COVID-19 cases, including 109 local infections, raising the total caseload to 23,341, according to [...]