Infectious disease countermeasures get a head start in Korea this year
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) began implementing infectious disease countermeasures three weeks ahead of schedule on Friday, in response to a rapid rise in norovirus and other respiratory illnesses.
Travelers crowd airport
Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 bustles with travelers on Tuesday. The daily passenger count at Incheon Airport reached 202,554 on Sunday, surpassing 200,000 for the first time in about four years since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gov't considers deleting overdue debt records for small business owners
The government is considering deleting overdue debt records for small business owners and people in vulnerable classes that had piled up during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The masks are off, but beauty spending remains low
Korean cosmetics spending remains weak due to inflation and the popularity of 'natural' makeup looks, benefitting smaller, budget-friendly sellers like Daiso, Tony Moly and Missha.
The nation's Covid-19 response headquarters plans to shut down all of its Covid-19 testing clinics by the end of 2023, almost four years after the first clinic started operating on Jan. 20, 2020.
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Two face mask providers say they are closing, as the slow and steady decline of what was once a muchsought-after item continues.
New BTS documentary coming to Disney+ in December
A documentary series titled "BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star," covering the past 10 years of BTS and the members' personal journeys, will premiere on Disney+ next month, with two episodes uploaded every Wednesday.
Small businesses are 'top priority,' Yoon tells business owners
President Yoon Suk Yeol promised to provide more financial support to small businesses in the form of low-interest loans and waivers for Covid-related loan repayments.
SK bioscience applies for emergency Covid-19 vaccine approval
SK bioscience has applied for emergency use approval for Novavax’s updated Covid-19 vaccine.
Gov't triples compensation for Covid-19 vaccine deaths to 30 million won
Currently families of victims who died within 42 days of receiving the vaccine and whose autopsy results were inconclusive are eligible to a 10 million won payment.