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Coronavirus Field Inspections Due at Foreigner-dense Workplaces

Coronavirus Field Inspections Due at Foreigner-dense Workplaces

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Quarantine authorities are to conduct intensive coronavirus field inspections at foreigner-dense areas and workplaces and other places deemed highly vulnerable to the pandemic, a government agency said Friday, after recent outbreaks of virus clusters at factories. According to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, about 1,000 places nationwide, [...]

Vietnam Agrees to Allow Expedited Entry for Biz People from S. Korea

Vietnam Agrees to Allow Expedited Entry for Biz People from S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Vietnam will allow coronavirus quarantine exemptions to business travelers and their families from South Korea from the beginning of next year as part of efforts to shore up economic exchanges despite the pandemic, the foreign ministry said Friday. The two countries reached the agreement when Seoul’s Second Vice Foreign [...]

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 [...]