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Couples Protest Against Ever-shifting COVID-19 Distancing Rules on Weddings

Couples Protest Against Ever-shifting COVID-19 Distancing Rules on Weddings

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s soon-to-be married couples are fighting against the government’s COVID-19 restrictions on indoor weddings, saying that the ever-shifting rules are causing them financial and emotional damage. On Thursday morning, a few members of an alliance, made up of approximately 6,000 people with imminent wedding plans, staged a protest [...]

Education Ministry Eases Distancing Rules to Expand In-person Learning in Fall

Education Ministry Eases Distancing Rules to Expand In-person Learning in Fall

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education announced a set of new relaxed social distancing guidelines in schools Monday to bring more children back into classrooms in the fall. The ministry said it will allow schools to run in-person classes even under Level 4 distancing measures, the most stringent set of rules, [...]

Gangneung Eyes Nighttime Closure of Beaches to Combat Rising COVID-19 Cases

Gangneung Eyes Nighttime Closure of Beaches to Combat Rising COVID-19 Cases

GANGNEUNG, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Gangneung, one of South Korea’s most popular destinations for summer vacationers, mulls over the nighttime closure of beaches and other unprecedented quarantine measures against COVID-19, officials said Monday, following an earlier decision to lift its social distancing rules to the toughest restrictions of Level 4. Gangneung, an east coast [...]

Toughest Social Distancing Measure to Deal Yet Another Blow to Service Sectors

Toughest Social Distancing Measure to Deal Yet Another Blow to Service Sectors

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The retail, hospitality and other service sectors in the wider capital area are expected to suffer another setback as the highest level of social distancing rules will be implemented amid the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, industry watchers said Friday. Under the Level 4 guidelines to go into [...]

Non-capital Areas Fear Spike in COVID-19 Due to Lifting of Private Gathering Ban in July

Non-capital Areas Fear Spike in COVID-19 Due to Lifting of Private Gathering Ban in July

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments outside of the greater Seoul area are on high alert for a possible resurgence of COVID-19, as eased social distancing rules focused on lifting the cap on private gatherings will take effect next month. In line with the nation’s rising vaccination rate, the central government has announced [...]