World Ch. Schedule : FRI 07:30 KST
* Date : 2020-05-15
COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on the whole world. However, a crisis doesn’t affect everyone equally. Oftentimes, it’s the vulnerable that bear the brunt, and that truth remains the same in the labor market as well. Many workers have experienced hardships amid social distancing, but non-regular workers who are outside the boundary of labor law were hit the hardest. NOW zooms in on the reality of unprotected employees and finds ways to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on them.
#coronavirus #COVID19 #SouthKorea#Laborer #LaborMarket #LivesofLaborers #EmploymentShock #PostponementofRecruitment #LaborLaw #Coexistence #Coprosperity #Harmony
Worldwide perception of South Korea has changed since COVID-19 emerged. The novel coronavirus is far away from being fully contained, and South Korea has ramped up measures amid new cluster infections. But on the other hand, Seoul continues its attempt to infuse its anti-COVID-19 efforts to the rest of the world, such as by delivering its test kits to some 100 nations. What role would South Korea play in the post-COVID-19 world as it is recognized for its democratic and transparent quarantine protocols?
#coronavirus #COVID19 #SouthKorea#Post-COVID-19 #K-quarantine #COVID-19 quarantine model #Korea National Diplomatic Academy #Professor Kim Yang-hee #COVID-19 diplomacy
Local business owners continue to struggle as COVID-19 prolongs. Fortunately, regional commercial districts are starting to recover gradually thanks to the recent introduction and surge in popularity of local district currency. Local district currency is issued by each local government as a means to revitalize the regional economy. The currency instills life into small, local businesses as it is only usable at specific stores. To prompt extra consumption, some local governments are offering additional benefits to those using the currency within a certain period. We visited local stores to see how much the currency is helping the businesses recover from the financial woes.
#coronavirus #COVID19 #SouthKorea#local district currency #local business owners #regional economy #commercial districts