A Very Corona Thanksgiving
The Third Wave is here! Emma and Joe update on the latest COVID-19 clusters in Korea. PLUS lots of transportation news.
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New virus cases over 300 for 3rd day, greater Seoul area in 3rd wave of outbreak
New clusters of infections continue to pop up in connection to everyday spaces such as cafes, restaurants, karaoke rooms, schools, workplaces and indoor sports facilities, as well as hospitals and nursing homes, which complicates health authorities’ efforts to identify and trace sources of infections.
- Sinchon – Yonsei
- religious gatherings (north and south Seoul)
- university hospital in Gwangju
- facility for disabled people in Cheorwon
- middle school in South Gyeongsang
- Incheon family gathering
The number of COVID-19 cases per 1 million people in South Korea is in the lowest three among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member states
1.5 Level Social Distancing – May go to 2 Level
Suncheon – Level 2
Gatherings 100 or more are banned
Virus-prone businesses suspended
Restrain from year-end gatherings and non-essential outdoor activities (like what?)
Korean Air to buy Asiana, emerges as world’s 10th-largest airline
HYPERLOOP ACHIEVES 1,000KM/H SPEED IN KOREA, DAYS AFTER VIRGIN PASSENGER TEST
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Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been held for two years by China as political pawns. Spavor been part of Seoul’s dynamic community. How will this be resolved?