Korea saw 56 new coronavirus cases Thursday, the highest in 41 days, amid concerns over local transmissions related to a fast-food chain cluster and student infections.
Korea saw the highest number of Covid-19 cases this month with 54 patients Wednesday, amid mounting alarm over a group of Lotteria fast-food workers who got infected after eating together at another franchise restaurant in Seoul.
Jeju Air, Korea's biggest low-cost carrier, on Tuesday announced a revised second-quarter earnings report, which showed the company posted larger net losses than initially estimated due to the unsuccessful acquisition of debt-ridden Eastar Jet.
CJ CheilJedang said Tuesday that its net income quadrupled in the second quarter from a year ago as demand for ready-made foods and other foodstuffs rose sharply amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Unemployment benefits paid out by the government hit an all-time high in July, reaching nearly 1.2 trillion won ($1.01 billion). They benefit have been breaking records every month since February, when the coronavirus crisis hit Korea.
Korea announced Friday it will lift travel restrictions on arrivals from China’s Hubei Province starting Monday, since coronavirus cases there have eased and Beijing has also relaxed entry measures for Korean nationals.
Korea said Tuesday it will release data on restaurants that follow sanitary guidelines meant to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus to induce people to dine out more without being excessively concerned about safety.
On Monday, Korea Development Bank (KDB) accused Hyundai Development Company (HDC) of being uncooperative and unwilling to communicate.
The Korean football league said Tuesday it will conduct a second round of coronavirus tests on all players and coaches on its 22 teams across two divisions by next week as part of precautionary measures against the virus.
The job market is expected to worsen in the second half of this year, especially at small and mid-sized companies, as uncertainty over the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues.