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Convenience Stores See Surge in Popularity of Pharmaceuticals and Parcel Delivery Services over Holiday

Convenience Stores See Surge in Popularity of Pharmaceuticals and Parcel Delivery Services over Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience stores, open even during the holidays, are seeing rising sales of pharmaceuticals and parcel delivery services. CU, South Korea’s top convenience store chain, saw sales of essential drugs jump by 16.5 percent in 2018 and 10.5 percent in 2019 during the four-day Chuseok fall harvest holiday. This year, [...]

S. Korea to Monitor Prices of Farm Products Ahead of Lunar New Year Holiday

S. Korea to Monitor Prices of Farm Products Ahead of Lunar New Year Holiday

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to closely monitor prices of major agricultural, livestock and fishery goods starting next week in a bid to help stabilize inflationary pressure ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, a senior government official said Friday. The government will monitor the price movements of 17 items that [...]

Local Governments Advise Against Hometown Visits and Travel During Chuseok

Local Governments Advise Against Hometown Visits and Travel During Chuseok

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The upcoming Chuseok holiday, the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving and one of the country’s most celebrated holidays, is posing a significant hurdle to health authorities struggling to contain the fourth wave of COVID-19. This year’s three-day Chuseok holiday runs from Sept. 20-22, and it will be extended by an [...]

National Cemeteries Restrict Visits During Seol Holiday to Prevent Virus Spread

National Cemeteries Restrict Visits During Seol Holiday to Prevent Virus Spread

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s national cemeteries began restricting visits Thursday to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus during the Lunar New Year’s Day holiday, the veterans affairs ministry said. Seol, or Lunar New Year’s Day, is one of the country’s biggest traditional holidays during which families hold rituals to thank [...]

Travel Spots to be Closed, Private Gatherings Banned in Holiday Season amid Worsening Pandemic

Travel Spots to be Closed, Private Gatherings Banned in Holiday Season amid Worsening Pandemic

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — This year will be a subdued holiday season for many South Koreans as winter destinations are closed and restaurants are banned from having groups of five or more people under toughened virus curbs. Authorities have repeatedly urged the public to cancel their year-end gatherings and trips to reduce risk [...]