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New cases over 2,000 again amid post-Chuseok holiday resurgence woes
New cases over 2,000 again amid post-Chuseok holiday resurgence woes
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South Korea's daily coronavirus cases exceeded 2,000 on Friday again amid concerns a major holiday may stoke further upticks in virus cases. The country added 2,008 COVID-19 cases, including 1,973 local infections, raising the total caseload to 281,938 according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). The daily caseload remained in the 2,000s on Tuesday and Wednesday before falling to 1,943 on Thursday. Daily cases have stayed above the 1,000 threshold for more than 70 days am
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 Google fights back, says it brings W11.9tr economic benefits to Korea
Google fights back, says it brings W11.9tr economic benefits to Korea
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Google, under fire in South Korea for allegedly abusing others with its market power, on Wednesday hit back at the criticism, arguing it contributed 11.9 trillion won ($10.25 billion) in economic benefits to Koreans last year. Holding an online press event it called “Google for Korea,” executives of the US giant cited data from global market analysis firms to tout the positive side of its presence in Korea. “Last year, YouTube’s creative ecosystem contributed around 1
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