Workers wearing protective gear disinfect side streets as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul on Wednesday. Photo: AP

South Korea small businesses, entrepreneurs brace for looming coronavirus crash

  • The country’s economy, already weakened by regional trade disputes, is being battered by the virus outbreak
  • And with one of the world’s highest proportions of self-employed people, who have heavy debt burdens, it looks like further pain lies ahead
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Workers wearing protective gear disinfect side streets as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Seoul on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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