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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 [...]

Telcos Likely to Offer Teleconferencing for Free During Lunar New Year amid Pandemic

Telcos Likely to Offer Teleconferencing for Free During Lunar New Year amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean mobile carriers will likely provide videoconference services for free during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, according to industry officials Wednesday, as in-person contact is limited to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The Ministry of Science and ICT and the country’s three major telecom operators [...]

More than Half of S. Koreans Want Eased Virus Curbs on Family Gatherings for Lunar New Year

More than Half of S. Koreans Want Eased Virus Curbs on Family Gatherings for Lunar New Year

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Over half of South Koreans want eased virus curbs for family gatherings of more than four people during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, a survey showed Tuesday. The country has banned gatherings of five or more people across the country to further slow down the COVID-19 pandemic since [...]

Seoul City to Close Some Charnel Facilities During Lunar New Year amid Pandemic

Seoul City to Close Some Charnel Facilities During Lunar New Year amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government said Friday that some of its charnel houses will close during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. The city-affiliated Seoul Facilities Corp. (SFC), which operates 15 cemeteries and memorial parks, will close five indoor charnel houses [...]