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Quarantine Becomes ‘New Normal’ at Major Beaches

Quarantine Becomes ‘New Normal’ at Major Beaches

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread throughout the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area, almost all major beaches in South Korea are expected to open next month. The government and local authorities in charge of the beaches are scrambling to come up with ideas for quarantine at the beach. Gangwon Province’s Gyeongpo [...]

S. Korea Develops Robot with 5G/AI Capabilities to Fight Coronavirus

S. Korea Develops Robot with 5G/AI Capabilities to Fight Coronavirus

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., in tandem with industrial automation components manufacturer Omron Electronics Korea Co., announced Tuesday the development of a robot designed to carry out quarantine tasks to fight the coronavirus. The robot features ICT and automation technology including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous driving, and Internet of Things [...]

S. Korea Issues Monthlong Suspension Advisory on Clubs, Bars

S. Korea Issues Monthlong Suspension Advisory on Clubs, Bars

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Friday issued a monthlong advisory on clubs and bars, asking such establishments to voluntarily suspend business after group infections were reported at Seoul’s popular multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon. Under the advisory, clubs and bars across the country will be advised to voluntarily suspend business for a [...]

Students to Self-monitor Virus Symptoms Ahead of School Reopening

Students to Self-monitor Virus Symptoms Ahead of School Reopening

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s education ministry on Thursday unveiled updated quarantine guidelines for schools ahead of their scheduled reopening this month, such as asking students to self-monitor possible symptoms. The guidelines, fixed after consultations with health authorities, mandate that students and staff check their health conditions on a daily basis and [...]

Gov’t Toughens Quarantine for Returning Migrant Workers to Stem Spread of Coronavirus

Gov’t Toughens Quarantine for Returning Migrant Workers to Stem Spread of Coronavirus

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has stepped up the quarantine process for migrant workers as imported cases of the new coronavirus remain a threat to the country’s containment efforts. Foreign workers with the E-9 visa, when returning from a short trip overseas, should arrange a self-quarantine place in advance and notify the [...]

S. Korea Shifts Toward New Normal of Everyday Quarantine but Wary of ‘Blind Spots’

S. Korea Shifts Toward New Normal of Everyday Quarantine but Wary of ‘Blind Spots’

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — After successfully flattening the coronavirus curve, South Korea is transiting this week to a quarantine scheme that allows citizens to return to their daily routines under eased guidelines. But health authorities are still wary of “blind spots” in the fight against the virus — cluster infections and imported cases. [...]

4 Foreign Nationals Deported for Violating Self-quarantine Rules

4 Foreign Nationals Deported for Violating Self-quarantine Rules

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Four foreign nationals have been deported to their home countries after getting caught violating self-isolation rules, the justice ministry said Friday. The violators, including one Vietnamese student, were fined and ordered to leave the country for failing to comply with the country’s self-quarantine order aimed at containing the coronavirus. [...]