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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 [...]

More “Consumption for Me” During Lunar New Year Holiday

More “Consumption for Me” During Lunar New Year Holiday

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – During the Lunar New Year holiday, consumers focused on products for themselves and invested in themselves. CJ O Shopping Co., a South Korean cable home shopping channel, analyzed sales during the Lunar New Year holiday from January 24 to 27. The results showed that the amount of orders for foreign and [...]

Royal Palaces in Seoul Offer Free Admission During Holidays

Royal Palaces in Seoul Offer Free Admission During Holidays

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Major royal palaces in Seoul will offer free admission during the Lunar New Year holiday from Friday to Monday, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said. Four palaces from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) — Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Deoksu and Changgyeong — will open during the four days including Monday, when they [...]