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Military Toughens Quarantine Rules, Accelerates Booster Shot Plan

Military Toughens Quarantine Rules, Accelerates Booster Shot Plan

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military will strengthen quarantine measures for troops returning from vacation and start a booster shot program earlier than planned amid growing fears of the omicron variant, officials said Friday. Starting Monday, the military plans to put returnees in quarantine until they test negative for COVID-19 twice. The [...]

S. Korea Brings Back Airport Screening, Quarantine Measures amid 1st Omicron Case Confirmations

S. Korea Brings Back Airport Screening, Quarantine Measures amid 1st Omicron Case Confirmations

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea decided Wednesday to reimpose strict passenger screening at airports, mandatory quarantine and other measures to prevent the spread of the emerging omicron variant of COVID-19 after reporting the first such cases in the country. A married couple in their 40s, living in Incheon, west of Seoul, and [...]

Gov’t Adjusts Start Time of Eased Virus Curbs to Deter All-night Halloween Parties

Gov’t Adjusts Start Time of Eased Virus Curbs to Deter All-night Halloween Parties

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — All-night Halloween parties and celebrations will not be possible at restaurants, cafes and other multiuse facilities this weekend, as the government decided Friday to enforce relaxed social distancing rules starting Monday morning due to COVID-19 fears. Ahead of this year’s Halloween, which falls on Sunday, health authorities are struggling [...]

Poll Says 3 in 4 Koreans Support Shift to ‘Living with COVID-19′

Poll Says 3 in 4 Koreans Support Shift to ‘Living with COVID-19′

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Three quarters of South Koreans agree with the need to shift to the “living with COVID-19″ scheme, a poll said Friday, as the government is moving to phase out coronavirus restrictions under the new policy next month. According to the survey conducted early this month on 1,083 people aged [...]

Releasing Personal Information of COVID-19 Patient is Human Rights Violation: Rights Watchdog

Releasing Personal Information of COVID-19 Patient is Human Rights Violation: Rights Watchdog

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission of Korea has on Tuesday ruled that distributing personal information of a COVID-19 patient during the quarantine process is a violation of the patient’s right of publicity, right to reputation and privacy. The individual in question, an employee at a local department store, was [...]

Singapore to Allow Entry of Vaccinated Travelers from S. Korea with No COVID-19 Quarantine

Singapore to Allow Entry of Vaccinated Travelers from S. Korea with No COVID-19 Quarantine

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and Singapore agreed Friday to exempt or ease vaccinated travelers from mandatory quarantine upon arrival, in a major step to help revitalize people-to-people exchanges between the two sides in the midst of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, according to related ministries here Friday. Under the measure, effective from [...]

S. Korea Shortens List of Foreign Arrivals Subject to 2-week Mandatory Isolation

S. Korea Shortens List of Foreign Arrivals Subject to 2-week Mandatory Isolation

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s health authorities said Friday they have decided to allow fully-vaccinated arrivals from more countries to skip a mandatory 14-day quarantine starting October. Beginning next month, the mandatory quarantine policy will be applied on arrivals from 20 nations, down from the current list of 36 countries, according to [...]