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S. Korea to Introduce Stronger Enforcement to Prevent Foreigners from Escaping Self-quarantine

S. Korea to Introduce Stronger Enforcement to Prevent Foreigners from Escaping Self-quarantine

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of cases where the coronavirus is being imported from overseas has prompted the government to apply stricter management of all incoming travelers subject to a two-week quarantine. Since April, all travelers coming from overseas have been required to self-quarantine for two weeks, regardless of nationality. Incoming [...]

Highway Idle Spaces Repurposed as Locations for Logistics Facilities

Highway Idle Spaces Repurposed as Locations for Logistics Facilities

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Highway idle spaces, including the green spaces around interchanges and junctions as well as abandoned roads, will be used as locations for the establishment of logistics facilities, the transport ministry said Wednesday. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the state-run Korea Expressway Corp. will expand logistics infrastructure [...]

Gov’t Takes Steps to Compensate Coronavirus-hit Medical Institutions and Drug Stores

Gov’t Takes Steps to Compensate Coronavirus-hit Medical Institutions and Drug Stores

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has launched a new initiative to offer compensation to the businesses that suffered losses after being forced to shut down for prevention and disinfection of the coronavirus. The type of businesses that are eligible for government compensation include medical institutions, drug stores and general stores. The Ministry [...]

Gov’t Maps Out Plans to Boost Use of Uninhabited Islands

Gov’t Maps Out Plans to Boost Use of Uninhabited Islands

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The government has formulated a plan to encourage the use of uninhabited islands by installing a variety of convenience facilities such as toilets and convenience stores there as well as loosening regulations that have restricted their development. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced on Wednesday that it had [...]

Gov’t Intervenes in Purchase and Supply of Rare Essential Medicines

Gov’t Intervenes in Purchase and Supply of Rare Essential Medicines

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will take on a major role in the purchase and supply of rare essential medication as part of efforts to alleviate the inconvenience faced by those suffering from uncommon and hard-to-cure diseases. Without the government’s direct involvement, such patients often have to wait for a significant period [...]

Gov’t to Expand Job Insurance, IT Jobs Under New Deal Project

Gov’t to Expand Job Insurance, IT Jobs Under New Deal Project

SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in’s ambitious policy project aimed at helping overcome the new coronavirus pandemic is expected to include expansion of employment insurance coverage and fostering of IT jobs for young job seekers. Earlier this week, Moon announced plans to invest 160 trillion won (US$133 billion) by 2025 to create [...]