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S. Korea to mandate two-week quarantine for all international arrivals from Wednesday

S. Korea to mandate two-week quarantine for all international arrivals from Wednesday

All entrants to the country, regardless of their nationality, should stay in quarantine, the prime minister said. Visitors without local addresses here should stay in government-designated facilities at their own expense, he said.

[INTERVIEW] Harvard economist warns Korea against cash handouts

[INTERVIEW] Harvard economist warns Korea against cash handouts

Harvard University economics professor Robert Barro advised the Moon Jae-in administration against giving a “disaster payout” to all Koreans, amid growing controversy here over a universal basic income in response to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Debate heating up over 'basic disaster income'

Debate heating up over 'basic disaster income'

Whether the government should offer cash handouts to citizens whose livelihoods have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak is emerging as a key issue, with top policy makers and heads of municipal governments remaining far apart over what some claim is a” vote-seeking, populist move” ahead of the general election.

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Teachers oppose April 6 school opening

Teachers oppose April 6 school opening

More than 70 percent of teachers of kindergartens, elementary, middle and high schools here are expressing concerns over the April 6 start of the new school year with the delayed spring semester, amid lingering concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey showed Sunday.

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Baby, parents re-infected with coronavirus 10 days after recovery

Baby, parents re-infected with coronavirus 10 days after recovery

A 17-month-old baby and her parents have been re-infected with coronavirus 10 days after they had recovered from the virus, health authorities said on Sunday.”

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North Korea fires suspected missiles as world fights COVID-19

North Korea fires suspected missiles as world fights COVID-19

North Korea launched two suspected short-range ballistic missiles, Sunday, the fourth in a series of tests of major weapons this month. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) called the launches “very inappropriate,” as they came as the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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