A shopping mall complex in Seoul is almost completely empty on Sunday as a result of the resurgence of Covid-19 infections over recent days.
Businesses are the target of an 11th-hour, front-loaded, 3-trillion-won government relief measure as they are being hit by the increase in the social distancing level, Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said.
Industrial output fell in October after a rise a month earlier. Manufacturing output, consumer spending and investment also fell after a strong September.
The government has decided on a fourth supplementary budget of 7.8 trillion won ($6.6 billion). If approved by the National Assembly, total spending in four supplementary budgets this year will amount to 66.8 trillion won, a record.
A traditional market in Gwangju has few customers on Monday as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to remain in the triple-digit range.