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Ep.99 [ Supporting local book stores with ‘Book Payback’ project / Dr. Choi Jae-wook / Former President Roh Moo-hyun & Korea 2020 ]

World Ch. Schedule : FRI 07:30 KST

Date : 2020-05-22

NOW Episode 99
Supporting local book stores with ‘Book Payback’ project

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can read three books for free every month?
In Seocho district, there is a service called ‘Book Payback’ that gives users full refunds on up to three books, if they return the books at nine designated local bookstores anytime before three weeks after the purchase date. The returned books are sent to the public libraries in district so that they could be shared by other people. The service is breathing new life into the frozen book market amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Let’s find out more about the benefits of the service from an official at the Seocho district office, who is making an effort to revive the local book market, and the refund program’s users.

#coronavirus #COVID19 #SouthKorea#supporting local bookstores #Book payback #Naegok Library

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Can S. Korea become a leader in the post-COVID-19 world?

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

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Former President Roh Moo-hyun & Korea 2020

Korea and the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19, becoming a sign of hope and model for the whole world to emulate. However, what many didn’t know is that KCDC was established by former president Roh Moo-hyun in 2004 after Korea won the battle against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). With the belief that health is the most fundamental human right and that the government must protect the public from the fear of epidemics, the former president worked to create an equal, inclusive country for all. In commemoration of the 11th anniversary of his death, NOW looks back on his legacy.

#coronavirus #COVID19 #SouthKorea#FormerPresidentRoh #RohMoo-hyun #Human #People #People Centered World#PresidentForCommonPeople #11thDeathAnniversary #KCDC

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