The RideFlux start-up brings together engineers who have given up well-paid jobs with some of South Korea's most prestigious firms to try to build a ride-sharing company for the tech-savvy nation.
After managing to contain an outbreak of the new coronavirus that infected more than 11,000 and killed 269, South Korea is slowly transitioning from intensive social distancing rules towards what the government calls "distancing in daily life".
A meeting chaired by Kim Jong-un also discussed increasing the capabilities for deterring “the threatening foreign forces," according to state media KCNA.
More than 100 new cases linked to the nightclubs have brought fears of a second wave of infections in a country held up as a coronavirus mitigation success story.
The spike in cases comes just as the South Korean government was easing some social distancing restrictions and moving to fully reopen schools and businesses, in a transition from intensive social distancing to "distancing in daily life."
The new flareups — and fears of a second wave of contagion — underscored the dilemma authorities face as they try to reopen their economies.
South Korea responded to shots fired from across the DMZ but no casualties were reported.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, state media said, ending an absence that triggered global rumors that he was seriously ill.
For the first time since the new disease was detected there in mid-February, South Korea reports zero new infections.
The blaze erupted early in the afternoon and hundreds of firefighters took several hours to put it out. An official from a fire department said 25 workers were pronounced dead at hospitals and the bodies of 11 others were recovered at the site.
It is believed that Kim Jong Un has been found in the eastern city of Wonsan amid speculation that his health is failing.
Conjecture over Kim has grown since his conspicuous no-show at April 15 celebrations for the birthday of his grandfather Kim Il Sung, the North's founder – the most important day in the country's political calendar.
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