The government warned that it is considering stricter public health measures as Korea reported the second-largest daily Covid-19 tally on Thursday.
Korea reported 4,116 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, a new record, with the number of critically ill patients also hitting an all-time high of 586.
As new Covid-19 infections remained in the 3000s for a fifth consecutive day, 804 patients were on standby for hospital beds in the Seoul metropolitan area Sunday.
In the first week of November, the average revenue of small shops, including restaurants and cafes, was up 4.4 percent from the same period in 2019, according to Korea Credit Data on Monday. On year, the figure is up 10.4 percent.
Owners of indoor gyms demanding that the government and the ruling Democratic Party lift obligatory vaccine passes protest in front of the DP’s headquarters in Yeouido, Seoul, on Wednesday.
“With Corona” starts Monday, with 10 to 12 people allowed to gather socially and most businesses permitted to operate 24 hours a day.
Social distancing rules have eased from Monday as the country readies to shift to “living with Covid-19” from next month. Up to eight people, including four fully vaccinated, are allowed to dine per table in the evening in the...
Over 11 million people have applied for the government’s cash-back program as of Saturday.
Large groups of people eating out together have become an obsolete sight in Korea, especially during the evenings, since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Korea extended its current social distancing rules for another two weeks until Oct. 17 and added more vaccine incentives.