Korea's foreign employment hits all-time high
The number of foreign workers in Korea reached a record high of 923,000 in May of this year. The COVID-19 pandemic and a rise in nonprofessional employment were contributing factors.
Covid-19 status downgrade delayed as cases spike
Korea postponed downgrading the status of Covid-19 to that of the common flu as the country confronts a surge in new cases. A total of 64,155 people tested positive last Wednesday, the first time in seven months that daily infections surpassed...
Korea to lift indoor mask mandate on Monday
Korea is lifting its indoor mask mandate on Monday, more than two years after the blanket rule was first introduced inside all buildings and public transportation across the country...
Korea's new Covid-19 cases stay over 60,000 amid concerns of winter surge
Korea's new Covid-19 cases remained over 60,000 on Wednesday as concerns are mounting that virus infections could accelerate during the cold winter months.
Korea reports over 40,000 new cases of Covid-19
Korea reported 43,759 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, surpassing 40,000 for the first time in just over a month, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.
Korean gov't to mull easing indoor mask mandate
The government will look into partially easing its indoor mask mandate after reviewing expert opinions, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Friday.
Masks for outdoor events not required starting Monday
Masks will not be required for outdoor group activities starting Monday, Korea’s prime minister said Friday. “Currently, it is compulsory to wear a mask at outdoor gatherings of more than 50 people, performances, and sports matches,” Han Duck-soo…
Arrival testing rules change for short-term visitors to Korea
Foreigners arriving at the Incheon, Gimhae and Jeju airports for short-term stays will have to take PCR tests for Covid at an airport testing site within a day they arrive.
[WORD_ON_THE_WEB] 'Tighten the entry procedures'
The first confirmed case of monkeypox was reported in Korea. It has been only 40 days since the first patient was reported in Britain on May 7th.
Seven-day quarantine for Covid patients extended for another month
The mandatory seven-day isolation is among some of the last remaining Covid rules that Korean health officials have yet to scrap, as new daily cases remain in the tens of thousands.