According to the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, 4,626 South Korean employees at 2,030 enterprises, about 2,399 Chinese employees at 741 enterprises and 3,672 Japanese employees have work permits in HCM City. In January and February, 406 workers from South Korea, 144 from China and 275 from Japan came to HCM City. It is estimated that firms in HCM City were expecting 1,500 employees from South Korea and Japan to work over March, April and May. Some 40,496 people from HCM City work in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea and the city authorities have implemented many measures and support policies. Over 4,815 foreign employees in the city are from virus outbreak areas. Out of them, 2,466 are Chinese employees and 1,116 of them returned to Vietnam to work after the lunar new year holiday and were quarantined. After 14 days, all of them were cleared to return to work. The Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs suggested that HCM City authorities should … [Read more...] about Chinese employees return to work in HCM City
South Korea has an advanced medical system, a free press and a strong culture of public accountability, characteristics that observers say lie behind its comparatively high statistics: so far it has carried out more than 68,000 tests on suspected patients nationwide. … [Read more...] about BTS cancel concerts as South Korea coronavirus cases pass 2,000
New Zealand said earlier in the day it was imposing temporary restrictions on visitors from Iran, where the death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26, by far the highest number outside China. … [Read more...] about New Zealand confirms first case of the new coronavirus
South Korea has an advanced medical system, a free press and a strong culture of public accountability, characteristics which observers say lie behind its comparatively high statistics: So far it has carried out more than 68,000 tests on suspected patients nationwide. … [Read more...] about BTS cancel Seoul concerts as COVID-19 spreads in South Korea: Agency
There are fears that the outbreak may tip Italy into economic recession. The BBC's Mark Lowen in Milan says fear is the reason for the city's empty cafes and many hotel cancellations. But the Milan authorities have put out a slick video on social media to woo people back to the city. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in Europe: epidemic or ‘infodemic’?