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South Korea’s beauty industry once minted billionaires, now there’s a stark reversal

Pandemic has hit the K-beauty industry hard. Social distancing & remote work have ushered in lifestyle changes that have made cosmetics less central to women’s daily routines.
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Scientists find new 100-million-year old flower species inside a piece of amber in Myanmar

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
Marketplace in South Korea. Photo | Bloomberg

New wave leaves South Korea scrambling, Germany sees record deaths & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe

These places thought they had nailed coronavirus. It’s creeping back

Many countries that were lauded for their virus control are now seeing record cases due to people’s fatigue with the pandemic and their migration indoors with the colder weather.
Marketplace in South Korea. Photo | Bloomberg

Rising Covid cases, winter wave test South Korea’s no-lockdown strategy

South Korean health officials say the latest outbreak has been particularly challenging to combat as small clusters of infections are more widespread.
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How WHO will uncover Covid origin, South Korea’s record spike in cases & other global news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

South Korea turns shipping containers into wards, Canada finds data error & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A medical professional is seen at a preliminary testing facility at the National Medical Center in Seoul | Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images

South Korea imposes stricter social distancing measures as cases hit 9-month high

All gatherings of more than 50 people will be banned. Restaurants will continue to be prohibited from serving customers after 9 p.m. and limited to takeouts and deliveries.

US sees infections surge on Thanksgiving, 3rd wave in South Korea & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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China reaches out to US allies Japan, South Korea in preparation of Biden presidency

Trump’s election loss has thrown a new element of uncertainty into relations that Japan and South Korea have with China, their top trading partner and a key security risk.

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