Lockdown Lifestyle Can Lead to Overeating
The couch-potato lifestyle forced on many Koreans in a time of coronavirus is causing them to eat more, exercise less and put on weight. In a survey on March 30 by SM C&C of 4,010 people between 20 to 50, 43 percent of respondents said they gained weight over the last two months, while 39 percent said their weight remain unchanged and only 18 percent said they lost weight.
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Movie Theaters Remain Empty
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Samsung to Go Ahead with Recruitment Drive
Gov't Mulls Electronic Tags for People in Self-Quatrantine
Xi Visit Postponed Till Later This Year
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Social Distancing Crumbles Amid Slowdown in Infections
Korea reported 47 more coronavirus infections on Monday, raising the total to 10,284. It was the first time in 46 days that the number of new cases dropped below 50, but increasing numbers of people were caught violating self-quarantine orders.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Recruits Hostesses for Tourists
North Korea is recruiting large numbers of women to look after foreign visitors as the isolated regime focuses on building up its tourism industry. A source on Tuesday said the Workers Party politburo has set up a new department.
BUSINESS
LG's Q1 Profit Surpasses W1 Trillion
LG Electronics said Tuesday that preliminary operating profit surged 21.1 percent on-year to W1.09 trillion in the first quarter of this year. It was the first time in two years that quarterly operating profit surpassed W1 trillion.