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Restrictions Lifted, but S. Koreans Keep Masks On Outdoors

Restrictions Lifted, but S. Koreans Keep Masks On Outdoors

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — With the return of the ‘pre-pandemic era’ following two years of social distancing, many people are still reluctant to take off their face masks, fearful of revealing their looks. Despite the end of outdoor masking rules, a 27-year-old surnamed Kim ordered another pack of protective masks online. “I’ve gained [...]

Performing Arts Scene Sees Sharp Rise in Revenue After Lifting of Distancing Rules

Performing Arts Scene Sees Sharp Rise in Revenue After Lifting of Distancing Rules

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean performing arts scene has experienced a sharp rise in revenue thanks to the lifting of nearly all social distancing rules, like gathering limits, about two weeks ago, industry data showed Wednesday. The combined revenue of 2,051 theatrical plays, musicals, classical concerts and other performances reached 17.3 [...]

Pandemic Era Leads to Less Intensive Exercise, Heavier Stress and Depressive Symptoms

Pandemic Era Leads to Less Intensive Exercise, Heavier Stress and Depressive Symptoms

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer people exercise regularly and more people are experiencing stress or depressive symptoms following the coronavirus outbreak, research showed Wednesday. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency conducted a study on adults over 19 years of age between 2019 and 2021, which showed that indices related to their physical [...]

Seoul City to Study Developmental State of Toddlers Born in Pandemic Era

Seoul City to Study Developmental State of Toddlers Born in Pandemic Era

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Tuesday it will begin studies to provide a healthy environment for rearing toddlers born during the pandemic era and growing up in the post-pandemic era. The city government first signed an agreement with the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to organize a [...]

S. Korea to Lift COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules After 2-year fight Against Virus

S. Korea to Lift COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules After 2-year fight Against Virus

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — After battling the new coronavirus for two years, South Korea is moving closer to post-pandemic life with the planned lifting of almost all COVID-19 social distancing rules. The new “post-omicron” scheme marks the first sweeping change in the COVID-19 response system since South Korea reported the first outbreak of [...]

Sales of Hangover Drinks Soar Whenever Social Distancing Rules are Eased

Sales of Hangover Drinks Soar Whenever Social Distancing Rules are Eased

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of hangover-cure drinks soar again as the operational hours of restaurants and bars are being extended and the number of private gatherings at night is increasing thanks to the government’s easing of social distancing rules, data showed Sunday. According to convenience store chain CU, sales of hangover drinks [...]

Koreans, Foreigners Pick Up New Habits of ‘Handwashing’ and ‘YouTube Watching’ in Pandemic Era

Koreans, Foreigners Pick Up New Habits of ‘Handwashing’ and ‘YouTube Watching’ in Pandemic Era

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With the coronavirus pandemic continuing for more than two years, Koreans have learned a new habit of washing hands while foreigners are watching more YouTube content, a Seoul-based non-profit organization said Wednesday. The Corea Image Communication Institute conducted a survey of 214 Koreans and 203 foreigners, in which 71.5 [...]