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New Heat Distribution Map to Ensure Better Response to Heat Waves

New Heat Distribution Map to Ensure Better Response to Heat Waves

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said Thursday it will provide an in-house developed ‘heat distribution map’ to municipal governments across the country, aimed at helping them better respond to heat waves this year. The heat distribution map provides information on average temperatures at a uniform interval of [...]

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 [...]