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Date2020
OrganisationLOTTE Group
Resource TypeSummary
Covid-19 FrameworkHealth & Wellbeing, Employees
LanguageEnglish

The COVID-19 incident in Korea began back in January, and came the first wave of the epidemic in mid-February due to a mass cluster infection. The country was once on high alert as new cases soar above one thousand, and recently spikes are reported in new infections resulting from the relaxed social distancing guidelines. However, the country appears to have brought the spread of the virus under control thanks to an extensive ‘trace, test and treat’ program conducted by the Korean government and Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). As of June 3rd, the nationwide infection reach 11,590 with 273 deaths. Meanwhile, 51 cases are reported among 230,000 LOTTE employees across the globe.