Starting Monday, caps on private gatherings will be increased to six from the current four, while the 9 p.m. curfew will remain at restaurants and cafes through Feb. 6, including the Lunar New Year holiday early next month.
The 9 p.m. curfew will remain on restaurants and cafes for the next three weeks, but private gatherings will be allowed up to six people from the current four.
Covid-19 tests may soon be available at small local medical clinics, while a mobile application will allow the public to view virus patients' movements — elements of Korea’s efforts to tackle the fast-spreading Omicron variant.
Small business owners hurt by social distancing restrictions say they're taking collective action to fight the government’s measures.
Social distancing restrictions will be extended to Jan. 16, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday, to try to reduce serious Covid-19 cases and limit the spread of the omicron variant, even as the number of new Covid-19 infections fell below 5,000.
Public health measures will have to change to prepare for the Omicron variant becoming dominant in Korea, the government admitted.
Korea's Omicron cases hit a daily record of 109 Wednesday, reaching triple digits for the first time, while the number of critically ill patients in the country also soared to a new high of 1,151.
Korea is in the “final stage” of signing a deal with U.S. drugmaker Pfizer to purchase its antiviral pills to treat Covid-19, said Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum Friday, as the country broke its record high of critically ill patients.
The owner of a Chinese restaurant in Songpa District, southern Seoul, committed suicide last week in yet another case of a self-employed person ending his or her own life after struggling financially since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. “It's...
A notice at a coffee shop in Incheon shows that the store will continue to operate around the clock despite the reintroduction of social distancing rules that limit cafe business hours.