Tensions between the Gwangju Metropolitan Government and its nightlife businesses boiled over as dozens of clubs threatened to defy shutdown orders and reopen.
In response to a nationwide spike in coronavirus cases, three more baseball clubs - Hanwha Eagles, NC Dinos and Samsung Lions - announced Tuesday they'll join six others playing home games without fans.
On a recent night at the Kiki nightclub in Ostia, a popular seaside resort on the outskirts of Rome, the coronavirus threat seems both distant and yet very present.
When the 2020 professional baseball season in Korea opened on May 5 without fans in the stands due to coronavirus concerns, the initial hope was that teams would be able to open their gates within a month or so.
Sporadic infections in a cluster that began in Itaewon earlier this month continue to be detected, health officials warned, as Korea reported 20 new coronavirus cases on Friday...
Health officials added four more bars and clubs in Itaewon to their Covid-19 hot spots after tracing patients to them, up from the five previously known clubs in the multicultural neighborhood in central Seoul.