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With Social Distancing in the Rearview Mirror, Unhappy Return to Pre-pandemic Lifestyle for Many

With Social Distancing in the Rearview Mirror, Unhappy Return to Pre-pandemic Lifestyle for Many

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Office workers and students who had been enjoying indoor, solitary hours when social distancing measures were still in place during the pandemic are now worried about giving up that lifestyle. Those with introverted personalities, in particular, are beginning to feel more frustrations. “I was always able to use the [...]

Social Distancing Led to CO2 Reduction in Seoul’s Downtown Areas

Social Distancing Led to CO2 Reduction in Seoul’s Downtown Areas

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The density of carbon dioxide caused by human activities plunged in Seoul’s downtown areas due to the enforcement of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a study showed Thursday. A joint research group from the National Institute of Environmental Research, the National Institute of Forest Science, the [...]

Transition Team Slams Gov’t's Lifting of Social Distancing Rules

Transition Team Slams Gov’t's Lifting of Social Distancing Rules

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The transition team of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday slammed the government for prematurely lifting all COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. In a statement read by a spokesperson, transition team Chairman Ahn Cheol-soo said many health workers are concerned the removal of all restrictions at once will cause the public [...]

Full Recovery of Private Spending in Doubt Despite Lifting of Virus Curbs

Full Recovery of Private Spending in Doubt Despite Lifting of Virus Curbs

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s plan to lift almost all COVID-19 social distancing rules is expected to help spur private spending, but its recovery may not be robust as growing inflationary pressure could undercut domestic demand, experts said Sunday. Starting Monday, the country will remove all virus restrictions, except the mask mandate, [...]

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 [...]

Small Biz Owners Welcome Full Lifting of Social Distancing Rules, Some Still Concerned

Small Biz Owners Welcome Full Lifting of Social Distancing Rules, Some Still Concerned

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Small merchants on Friday welcomed the government’s decision to lift all COVID-19 social distancing rules, except the mask mandate, next week for the first time in two years, while some people still expressed concerns over the possible resurgence of the virus. Starting Monday, restaurants, cafes and other small businesses [...]