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S. Korea Extends Special Travel Advisory Due to Continued COVID-19 Spread

S. Korea Extends Special Travel Advisory Due to Continued COVID-19 Spread

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s foreign ministry said Friday it will extend its special travel advisory again for all countries and territories amid the continued spread of the new coronavirus. The latest measure, which recommends citizens cancel or postpone their overseas travel plans, will remain in place until Nov. 17. The current [...]

New Virus Cases Again Up by Double Digits; New Cluster Infection Reported in Busan

New Virus Cases Again Up by Double Digits; New Cluster Infection Reported in Busan

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s new virus cases rose by double digits Wednesday amid concerns that a new cluster infection in the southeastern port city of Busan could potentially lead to a mass outbreak. The country added 84 more COVID-19 cases, including 53 local infections, raising the total caseload to 24,889, according [...]

New Virus Cases Bounce Back to Triple Digits, Cluster Infections Still Drag in Virus Fight

New Virus Cases Bounce Back to Triple Digits, Cluster Infections Still Drag in Virus Fight

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s new virus cases rebounded to over 100 on Tuesday, snapping five consecutive days of a two-digit rise, as sporadic cluster infections continued across the nation and imported cases rose amid an eased social distancing scheme that went into effect this week. The country added 102 COVID-19 cases, [...]

Cram Schools, Buffets, Nightclubs Reopen Under Eased Social Distancing Rules

Cram Schools, Buffets, Nightclubs Reopen Under Eased Social Distancing Rules

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Cram schools, buffet restaurants and gyms bustled with activity Monday as the government adjusted its coronavirus restrictions to the lowest tier — Level 1. The government announced Sunday that with falling new infections, 10 types of “high-risk” facilities would be allowed to reopen, including various bars, karaoke rooms, large [...]

Gov’t to Ban Tourist Buses from Fall Foliage Hot Spots to Stem COVID-19

Gov’t to Ban Tourist Buses from Fall Foliage Hot Spots to Stem COVID-19

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will restrain group visits to autumn foliage hot spots nationwide by temporarily banning large buses from national parks during the upcoming peak foliage season, its coronavirus task force said Monday, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures [...]