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What is Everyday Life Quarantine?

Social distancing in South Korea started on March 22 and ended on May 5. It ran for six weeks and during that time, people were advised to avoid gatherings, festivals, and events. The government was specific to avoid going to church, entertainment venues like clubs and “noraebang”, as well as “PC bang” or internet cafe. […]

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Disaster Relief Fund for Foreigners in Korea

There is an estimated 2.5 million foreigners in South Korea. They have also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some were furloughed, laid off, or received pay cuts. While the national government has started distributing disaster relief fund to Koreans, most foreigners have been shut out. Only those who are married to Koreans (F-6 visa) […]

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Korea Disaster Relief Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on ordinary citizens. In South Korea, hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs from February to April. The national government is well aware of this and thus they have setup a special budget for the “Disaster Relief Fund” or 긴급재난지원금 (“kin-geup-jae-nan-ji-won-geum”) in Korean. Who can apply for the […]