More Countries Ban Travelers from Korea
Hong Kong has banned all travelers from Korea due to the explosive rise in coronavirus infections here over the weekend. All Koreans who do not live in Hong Kong and any foreigners who visited Korea over the last 14 days are prohibited from entering Hong Kong. Officials there checked passengers aboard four Korean flights that arrived on Monday.
Chinese State Media Slam Korea's Handling of Coronavirus
Airline Industry Devastated by Travel Bans
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Public Transportation Empty as Koreans Hunker Down
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Drop in Power Consumption Points to Trouble in Economy
NATIONAL/POLITICS
USFK on Coronavirus Alert
The U.S. Forces Korea went on high alert for coronavirus on Monday after a USFK dependent recently tested positive for the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the travel advisory for Korea to the highest level on Monday.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Revamps 'Destroyed' Missile Site
North Korea is revamping the Tongchang-ri missile site it ostensibly shut down in 2018 after recently testing a missile engine there. Google Earth satellite imagery from Nov. 28 last year shows some changes at a building there.
BUSINESS
Global Companies Restrict Operations in Korea
Global companies with branch offices in Korea are restricting their operations here or have even closed their offices temporarily. Google and Facebook urged staff in their Korean offices to work from home if at all possible.