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S. Korea to Extend Current Distancing Rules in Capital Area Until Jan. 3

S. Korea to Extend Current Distancing Rules in Capital Area Until Jan. 3

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea decided to extend the current social-distancing restrictions in the greater Seoul area until Jan. 3, opting not to raise them to the toughest level, despite the winter wave of the novel coronavirus, officials said Sunday. Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol announced that the Level 2.5 distancing, the second [...]

COVID-19 Pandemic Changes Landscape of Competitions

COVID-19 Pandemic Changes Landscape of Competitions

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — As social distancing becomes a part of everyday life following the coronavirus outbreak, the landscape of various competitions and championships is changing. The 2020 Chuncheon Marathon, hosted by the Chosun Ilbo newspaper every autumn, was cancelled this year due to COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, a contact-free, virtual marathon took place, [...]

Sales of Hair Clippers and Nail Treatment Products Jump as Stricter Social Distancing Looms

Sales of Hair Clippers and Nail Treatment Products Jump as Stricter Social Distancing Looms

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Hair and nail products that can be used at home are gaining popularity as stricter social distancing measures are being considered following the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. This new development seems to have been driven by the fact that Level 3 social distancing guidelines [...]

More than 2 mln Facilities to Face Restrictions Under Level 3 Social Distancing

More than 2 mln Facilities to Face Restrictions Under Level 3 Social Distancing

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – More than 2 million multiuse facilities and businesses will face restrictions if the government raises the social distancing scheme to Level 3, the health ministry said Sunday. Son Young-rae, a ministry spokesman, told a regular press briefing that the highest level calls for a no-assembly order on around 450,000 [...]

Seoul, Other Areas Nationwide Under Tougher Restrictions to Curb Rising Tide of Infections

Seoul, Other Areas Nationwide Under Tougher Restrictions to Curb Rising Tide of Infections

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Tuesday implemented stringent coronavirus restrictions, effective for the coming three weeks, as a third wave of the pandemic tightened its grip on the country. The government imposed the second toughest curbs of the five-tiered virus restriction system in the capital area, which has been experiencing a [...]

2nd-strongest Virus Curbs to be Applied in Greater Seoul Area from Tuesday

2nd-strongest Virus Curbs to be Applied in Greater Seoul Area from Tuesday

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will impose heightened social distancing regulations under the second-strongest virus curbs for the greater Seoul area starting on Tuesday as health authorities face the biggest challenge in containing resurgences in virus cases during the winter season. The Level 2.5 distancing, the second highest in the country’s five-tier [...]