Daily Archive: February 14, 2021

New infections in 300s for 2nd day ahead of eased distancing

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 300s for a second straight day on Sunday on fewer tests on the Lunar New Year holiday, with eased social distancing measures in store this week.The country reported 326 more COVID-19 cases…

S. Korea confirms 2 additional cases of bird flu at egg farms

SEOUL– South Korea reported two additional cases of avian influenza at egg farms on Sunday, bringing the number of cases of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza from local poultry farms to 95.The two cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza of the…

Ruling party to focus on selective relief handouts

SEOUL– The ruling Democratic Party will begin preparations to provide the fourth round of emergency handouts to people and businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic by the end of next month, its floor leader said Sunday.Rep. Kim Tae-nyeon made t…

Over half of S. Koreans in favor of tax hike on high earners: poll

SEOUL– More than half of South Koreans are in favor of raising taxes for high income earners to mitigate the polarization that has deepened during the pandemic, a poll showed Sunday.In the survey of 1,000 South Koreans aged 18 or older conducted last …

Recovery of pandemic-hit labor market tipped to be modest: BOK

SEOUL– South Korea’s job market is expected to recover modestly from the coronavirus pandemic as it will take more time for the number of people employed to recover to a pre-crisis level than to decline, according to a recent report by the Bank of Kor…

Telcos pin hope on further 5G adoption this year

SEOUL– South Korean mobile carriers are aiming for mass user migration to 5G networks this year after failing to meet their subscriber targets in 2020 amid the pandemic.The country ended last year with a total 11.85 million 5G subscribers, with SK Tel…