Korea to End Visa-Free Entry from Nations Banning Koreans
Korea will ban the visa-free entry for visitors from countries that have banned Koreans during the coronavirus epidemic. In a meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said, "We're suspending visa waivers for travelers from countries that are banning Koreans and also restrict non-essential foreign visitors."
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Koreans Spend 2 Hours a Day Searching for COVID-19 Info, Survey Says
A team of researchers at Yonsei University in Seoul on Wednesday said that people spend an average of two hours a day searching online for information related to COVID-19, while those who are in self-isolation spend some 18 minutes more on the activity.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Recruits Hostesses for Tourists
North Korea is recruiting large numbers of women to look after foreign visitors as the isolated regime focuses on building up its tourism industry. A source on Tuesday said the Workers Party politburo has set up a new department.
BUSINESS
All Bars in Seoul Shut for 12 Days
All bars in Seoul have been ordered closed for the next 12 days since Wednesday. The Seoul Metropolitan Government made the snap decision because a hostess in a large bar in upscale Gangnam came in contact with some 100 people.