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Small Merchants to Hold Street Protest Against Toughened Virus Curbs

Small Merchants to Hold Street Protest Against Toughened Virus Curbs

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Owners of restaurants, cafes and other small businesses plan to hold a rally in Seoul this week to protest the government’s implementation of toughened gathering restrictions and business curfews, according an association of small merchants Tuesday. The so-called national emergency association of small business against COVID-19 said it plans [...]

Small Biz Owners Across Nation Despair over Restoring of Strong Virus Curbs

Small Biz Owners Across Nation Despair over Restoring of Strong Virus Curbs

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Owners of restaurants, cafes and other small businesses across the country vented outrage on Thursday after the government announced it will restore tough social distancing measures following a spike in coronavirus cases and deaths. Earlier in the day, the government said it will reduce the maximum private gathering size [...]

S. Korea to Reduce Private Gathering Size to 4, Restore 9 p.m. Business Curfew

S. Korea to Reduce Private Gathering Size to 4, Restore 9 p.m. Business Curfew

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will reduce the maximum private gathering size to four people nationwide and restore a 9 p.m. curfew on restaurant and cafe business hours, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Thursday, as the government rolled back its “living with COVID-19″ scheme amid surging infections. Under the new measures, which [...]

More than Half of S. Koreans Want Eased Virus Curbs on Family Gatherings for Lunar New Year

More than Half of S. Koreans Want Eased Virus Curbs on Family Gatherings for Lunar New Year

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Over half of South Koreans want eased virus curbs for family gatherings of more than four people during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, a survey showed Tuesday. The country has banned gatherings of five or more people across the country to further slow down the COVID-19 pandemic since [...]

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 [...]