Revenue at the three major department store operators in Korea — Shinsegae, Lotte and Hyundai — dropped by more than 10 percent in the first week since the Level 4 social distancing scheme was initiated on July 12 compared to a week earlier.
Korea and Israel struck the world's first vaccine swap deal on July 7, and President Moon Jae-in and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett agreed Friday it could serve as a "model of international cooperation" amid the global inoculation effort.
A customer looks through coronavirus self-test kits at a convenience store in Seoul on Wednesday. Convenience store franchise 7-Eleven is running a buy one, get one free promotion
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry accused the United States of using humanitarian aid for “sinister” political purposes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Department store branches were temporarily closed in southern Seoul after employees at the locations were found to have been infected with Covid-19.
Facemasks will remain mandatory in the greater Seoul area — even for vaccinated people — due to a recent surge in virus cases.
As Korea's daily Covid-19 cases surged to over 800 Friday, the highest infections in nearly half a year amid concerns over the spread of a more contagious variant, Seoul’s Mapo District will be conducting a special quarantine inspection of Hongdae.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un chastised senior officials over a "crucial case" that caused a "great crisis" endangering the safety of the country in its nationwide coronavirus prevention efforts, state media reported Wednesday.
While the government hinted at easing the curfews of restaurants and bars to midnight and bigger private gatherings from July, some young employees in Korea are fearing the return of hoesik, or after-work dinners often featuring alcohol ...
Following the success of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines like those of Moderna and Pfizer, local companies and the Korean government are rushing investments into the state-of-art vaccine technology.