Highly Infectious Coronavirus Strain Takes over
A highly infectious strain of coronavirus is spreading in Korea. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that analysis of 313 genetic sequences of 2,362 new COVID-19 cases detected here since May showed that 98.4 percent were the "GH" strain that may be up to six times more infectious than the first.
Most Temporary Workers Denied Proper Breaks
Small Traders' Trucks Become Latest Victim of Recession
Hyundai Starts Mass Production of Hydrogen Trucks
Big Businesses' Credit Ratings Decline
Sporadic Rains Start off the Week
Domestic Liquidity Surpasses W3 Quadrillion
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Factory Lockdown Delays Space Rocket Launch
A three-stage space rocket under development by Korea could be delayed by another six months from the scheduled February, 2021 launch date due to glitches in parts manufacture.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Celebrates Anniversary of Missile Launch
North Korea's state media on Saturday celebrated the third anniversary of the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The North did not mark the first and second anniversaries while it was engaged in negotiations with the U.S.
BUSINESS
Korean Air to Sell Inflight Catering, Duty-Free to Investment Firm
Korean Air will sell off its inflight meal and duty-free sales operations to an equity investment firm. The sale will mark the first self-rescue measure for the cash-strapped carrier amid the coronavirus epidemic.