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Despite Heat Wave, Beaches Nationwide Quiet amid Tough Anti-COVID-19 Restrictions

Despite Heat Wave, Beaches Nationwide Quiet amid Tough Anti-COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite an extended heat wave scorching South Korea for nearly a week, almost all popular beaches nationwide were noticeably quieter than usual on Saturday, apparently due to growing public jitters over the spread of COVID-19. Unrelenting hot weather continued in most parts of the country for the sixth consecutive [...]

Seoul District Offices Explore Ways to Help Vulnerable People Survive the Heat Wave

Seoul District Offices Explore Ways to Help Vulnerable People Survive the Heat Wave

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a prolonged heatwave, district offices in Seoul are taking various initiatives to help vulnerable people to survive the scorching summer weather. The Mapo District Office plans to provide 30 million won (US$26,100) worth of cooling devices such as electric fans to 716 households, including single elderly households, single [...]

Local Authorities Mobilize Cooling Resources as Nation Grapples with Extended Heat Wave

Local Authorities Mobilize Cooling Resources as Nation Grapples with Extended Heat Wave

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Public shade canopies, water spraying trucks and ice-cold water bottles are being mobilized and supplied plentifully across South Korea this week, as an extended nationwide heat wave compounds woes of local governments already burdened with having to deal with the fourth wave of COVID-19. The country remains gripped by [...]

New Map Enables Detailed Heat Wave Analysis for Every Part of the Country

New Map Enables Detailed Heat Wave Analysis for Every Part of the Country

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Disaster Management Research Institute said Wednesday that it had developed a ‘heat distribution map’ that offers a full glimpse of the heat distribution situation for the summer season across the country. The institute will provide the newly-developed heat distribution map to departments and research institutes responsible for [...]