One in ten new Covid-19 cases in Korea during the past week were reported to be foreign residents, health authorities announced as new Covid-19 cases hover around 2,000.
Tsay Tatyana, a 38-year-old Uzbek national, got a job as a Samsung Life Insurance agent in March last year. Tsay, who can speak Korean, English and Russian, sells insurance products to foreign residents in Korea.
Following a backlash over requirements that foreign residents obtain re-entry permits and health certificates to return to Korea, the Ministry of Justice on Monday revised its guidelines to allow leeway for foreign journalists and businesspeople.
Foreign residents in Korea starting from June 1 will be required to get permits to re-enter the country and submit up-to-date medical reports detailing whether they have coronavirus symptoms on their return.