Masks Come off on Public Transport
The mask mandate on public transportation was finally lifted after two years and five months on Monday morning. People can go unmasked on buses, subways, taxis, trains, passenger ships and airplanes as well as pharmacies in superstores or train stations. But they still have to wear masks at high-risk facilities like hospitals and nursing homes.
Fine Dust Pollution Spells Losses for Farmers and Fishermen
Korea's Working Hours Dwindle as Part-Time Jobs Grow
Samsung Biologics to Build 5th Plant
Seoul Apartment Prices Rise Again
Child Influencers Stoke Cult of Materialism
Ssangyong Offers Look at New Electric SUV
Divorce at New Low as Few Get Married
The number of marriages fell below 200,000 for a second year in a row last year to the lowest level since records began and people decided either to marry later in life or not at all.
N.Korea Continues Flurry of Missile Launches
North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the East Sea on Sunday, just three days after launching an intercontinental ballistic missile. The flurry of recent missile launches is a protest against massive joint South Korea-U.S. drills.
Airlines Buy New Planes as Travel Recovers
Airlines are buying more new planes as travel recovers after the coronavirus pandemic. Korean Air is buying six Boeing B787s and seven Airbus A321neos this year. The B787 replaces B777 aircraft and boasts 20 to 25 percent improvement in fuel efficiency.