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USFK Puts Itaewon Off-limits for Halloween Weekend over Virus Concerns

USFK Puts Itaewon Off-limits for Halloween Weekend over Virus Concerns

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has placed the popular nightlife district of Itaewon in central Seoul off-limits for the upcoming Halloween weekend to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The multicultural district has been popular among foreigners and some South Koreans for Halloween celebrations, but concerns have risen [...]

USFK Eases Anti-virus Restrictions Peninsula-wide amid Slowdown in New Cases

USFK Eases Anti-virus Restrictions Peninsula-wide amid Slowdown in New Cases

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) eased anti-coronavirus restrictions for its personnel across the peninsula Monday, allowing service members and their families to dine at restaurants and conduct other off-base activities except for visiting bars and clubs. The lowering of the Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level by one notch to the [...]

USFK Stresses S. Korea’s Anti-virus Beach Use Guidelines After Troop Disturbances

USFK Stresses S. Korea’s Anti-virus Beach Use Guidelines After Troop Disturbances

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has told its troops to follow the anti-coronavirus beach use guidelines that the southeastern city of Busan issued earlier this week after unruly July Fourth celebrations by some American service members raised the ire of local residents. Earlier this month, unidentified American service members [...]

Vast Majority of S. Koreans Say Funding for U.S. Troops in S. Korea Should Not Increase

Vast Majority of S. Koreans Say Funding for U.S. Troops in S. Korea Should Not Increase

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey showed that 96.5 percent of South Koreans think the nation’s contribution to the joint defense costs for American troops in South Korea, a thorny issue that is being negotiated between South Korea and the U.S., should be reduced or maintained at a current level. The Korea [...]