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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers

Korean Newspaper Headlines 06:57 July 09, 2021

SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on July 9.

Korean-language dailies
-- Social distancing in capital area likely to be raised to Level 4 (Kyunghyang Shinmun)
-- Cases hit record high of 1,275, greater Seoul area expected to be placed under Level 4 (Kookmin Daily)
-- Gatherings of 3 or more people likely to be banned starting tomorrow, 'lockdown' becomes reality (Donga Ilbo)
-- Greater Seoul area under Level 4 starting Monday, curfew virtually placed after 6 p.m. (Seoul Shinmun)
-- Nighttime curfew in capital area imminent (Segye Times)
-- Gatherings of three or more people in capital area expected to be banned starting Saturday (Chosun Ilbo)
-- Ban on gatherings of 3 or more people to be banned starting tomorrow at earliest (JoongAng Ilbo)
-- Virus cases hit record high, S. Korea to decide on raising to Level 4 today (Hankyoreh)
-- 3 or more people cannot meet starting tomorrow at earliest (Hankook Ilbo)
-- Autos, steelmakers face labor-cost shock as supreme court orders direct employment of outsourced workers (Maeil Business Newspaper)
-- Small businesses' loans reach critical level as 'debt bomb' grows (Korea Economic Daily)

English-language dailies
-- Covid cases hit record 1,275 (Korea JoongAng Daily)
-- Korea delays stronger COVID-19 measures despite record rise in cases (Korea Herald)
-- Experts call for strongest social distancing measures (Korea Times)
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