‘No relief money for violators of antivirus regulations’


Seoul, Feb 23 | Those who violate social distancing restrictions will not be eligible for an upcoming batch of emergency cash handouts, South Korea’s Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Tuesday.

He was warning of stern measures, including the so-called “one-strike, you’re out” punishment, amid continued reports of some shops, restaurants and other businesses nationwide breaching a set of rules aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, Yonhap reported.

“At invisible places, there are frequent cases of social commitments being ignored,” he said during a daily interagency meeting on the coronavirus response, held at the government office complex in Sejong, 120 kilometers south of Seoul.

He cited as an instance nightclubs in Seoul that were found to have ignored antivirus rules such as wearing masks, keeping entry logs and limiting the number of entrants during a recent inspection by police and Seoul city officials.

Businesses violating social distancing rules will face the “one strike, you’re out” system with no exception and be excluded from the list of beneficiaries of the fourth round of relief money to be paid soon, Chung added.

The government and the ruling Democratic Party have agreed to allocate this year’s first supplementary budget to help the vulnerable, especially the self-employed and owners of mom-and-pop shops troubled by the pandemic. The payment is expected to begin as early as in March.

Chung, meanwhile, expressed expectations over the coronavirus vaccinations to start in the country later this week, saying they are like a ray of hope seen at the end of a dark tunnel.

He said chances are high that elderly people here will be given Pfizer-made products that are likely to be shipped additionally between early April and late May.

South Korea’s health authorities plan to provide them with AstraZeneca’s vaccine after additional checks on its efficacy on the age group, he said during a television interview later Tuesday.

The nation’s phase-in vaccination program is scheduled to get under way Friday with the supply by AstraZeneca for the employees of nursing hospitals and facilities and inmates, who are under the age of 65.

Starting the following day, the first batch of Pfizer’s vaccines will be offered to tens of thousands of health care workers under the timetable set by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

The prime minister said he may need to get the first vaccine shot, as a “responsible” government figure, if the public hesitates to do so.

“For now, however, I don’t think it’s necessary. It appears that I would rather have to wait for my turn,” Chung said.

Source: IANS

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From being a developer to a CEO in California, Manthan Dudeja's top tips to make money while you're still in college

From being a developer to a CEO in California, Manthan Dudeja's top tips to make money while you're still in college

Gone are the days when one had to finish school, college and subsequent years in getting trained to be able to sustain oneself with decent income. Today, what you earn eventually depends upon your skillset and how early you got started to build an expertise in your domain.

Manthan Dudeja, who currently lives in California and is still in his graduation years, understood the perks of starting early and is now a CEO who has worked across a plethora of jobs, from IoS programming to website development and blogging to trying his hand at Amazon Associates.

In conversation with this dynamic entrepreneur, let’s decode the various options for freshers to make a side income while they are still in school/college –

  • Content writer/Editor

Manthan explains how he started off by writing for blogs with whatever knowledge he had and with the help of internet, this could be by either writing for your own online blog, for instance Manthan was interested in Tech, so he was writing for his blog ‘TechCrack‘ or for someone else in the capacity of a content writer.

It’s not difficult to get started if you have the basic understanding to develop a ‘flow’ while writing a piece and the skill to write what suits your target audience.

  • Software developers/ Programmers/ Coders – Today, software/app developers are earning more than the average of $60 an hour by working remotely. There are a host of online paid/free platforms providing trainings to acquire such skills, Manthan has been an app/website developer for the longest time and by far, this skill has given him the best results for his work.
  • Digital Marketer/ E-Marketer-

Your journey to become a digital marketer starts the day you take the step of self-educating yourself and learning the tricks to attract potential customers either by way of Google, Facebook, or any other digital platform by a host of scalable ways on the internet, undoubtedly, digital marketing is the hottest online work from home concept of this decade.

Manthan is today a successful digital marketer who has equipped himself with the advanced knowledge of online ads on various mediums and has effectively used these skills to generate incredible revenue over time.

These are some of the best ways to get started, according to Manthan, all



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