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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 [...]

Gangwon’s East Coast Cities Becoming South Korea’s Coffee Hub

Gangwon’s East Coast Cities Becoming South Korea’s Coffee Hub

CHUNCHEON, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Bounded on the east by the East Sea (erroneously displayed as Sea of Japan on some Internet sites), Gangwon Province is well known for its recent successful hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics, and for its beautiful beaches and ski resorts including Yongpyong and Alpensia. [...]

Carbon Monoxide Killed 3 Students in Gangneung Guesthouse: Police

Carbon Monoxide Killed 3 Students in Gangneung Guesthouse: Police

GANGNEUNG/SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Police concluded Wednesday that the three high school students found dead in a guesthouse in Gangneung were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. Police announced the official result of their investigation into the deadly incident that also left seven others unconscious. Two of them have recovered consciousness following hours of [...]

3 Students Found Dead, 7 Others Unconscious at Pension in Northeastern S. Korea

3 Students Found Dead, 7 Others Unconscious at Pension in Northeastern S. Korea

GANGNEUNG, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Three senior high school students were found dead and seven others unconscious at a pension in the northeastern province of Gangwon, possibly due to carbon monoxide poisoning caused by inadequate ventilation, local police and firefighters said Tuesday. The owner of the pension, located in the city of Gangneung on [...]