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.
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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.
WHO’s emergencies chief, Dr. Michael Ryan, says some nations haven't effectively employed contact tracing investigators to contact people who test positive, track down their contacts and get them into quarantine before they can spread the virus.
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."
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.
It is believed that Kim Jong Un has been found in the eastern city of Wonsan amid speculation that his health is failing.
Six months after popular protests erupted across the country, the pandemic is making a meal out of an already fragile situation.
The COVIDSafe app uses a phone's Bluetooth wireless signal to store information about people's interactions, and can be accessed by health officials if a person contracts coronavirus.
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