Countries Continue to Restrict Travel from Korea
The number of countries that restrict or ban travelers from Korea reached 43 on Thursday amid the explosive spread of coronavirus here. According to the Foreign Ministry, 22 countries have completely banned travelers from Korea, while 21 have put restrictions in place like tougher quarantine checks or two weeks' mandatory quarantine.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Sect to Hand over Full List of Followers, But Doubts Remain
The secretive Shincheonji sect on Thursday promised to hand over contact details of around 60,000 trainees in addition to a list of 212,324 followers in Korea and another 33,281 overseas.
NORTH KOREA
Several N.Koreans Rumored Dead of Coronavirus
Eight people are rumored to have died of coronavirus in North Korea, a diplomatic source said Tuesday. The source said the reason North Korea sealed its borders on Jan. 22 was that a number of people there had already died of coronavirus.
BUSINESS
BOK Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged
The Bank of Korea slashed its economic growth forecast for Korea to 2.1 percent this year. The forecast was made on the assumption that the coronavirus outbreak will peak in March, and if it drags on the forecast could be slashed further.