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KT-led Consortium to Monitor Infectious Diseases Using Big Data

KT-led Consortium to Monitor Infectious Diseases Using Big Data

SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A consortium led by telecom giant KT Corp. will monitor and combat infectious diseases in real-time by using big data, the company said Friday. The consortium was selected by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning to establish the big data system for monitoring and surveillance of the [...]

MERS Cause Duty-Free Sales to Foreigners to Decline in 2015

MERS Cause Duty-Free Sales to Foreigners to Decline in 2015

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea last year caused duty-free purchases made by foreigners to decline, despite overall sales going up thanks to solid rise in outbound travelers, data showed Wednesday. Sales to foreigners inched down 0.6 percent on-year to US$5.41 billion, the Korea [...]

S. Korea Lowers MERS Alert to Lowest Readiness Level

S. Korea Lowers MERS Alert to Lowest Readiness Level

SEJONG, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea lowered its Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) alert level to its lowest readiness posture Tuesday with no new infections being reported in nearly five months, the government said. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said the decision to lower the readiness level from “yellow” to “blue” comes [...]

Rising Outbound Travelers Buttress Tour Agencies’ Earnings

Rising Outbound Travelers Buttress Tour Agencies’ Earnings

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) - South Korea’s tour agents are forecast to post better earnings this year as a sharp rise in outbound travelers offset a fall in the number of foreign visitors in the wake of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in the country, according to market watchers Friday. The MERS outbreak [...]