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[SUMMARY] Daily News Selection by Aju Business Daily on July 07, 2022

By Park Sae-jin Posted : July 7, 2022, 17:15 Updated : July 11, 2022, 17:23
The following stories are the daily summary of news in South Korea on July 07, 2022.
BTS member J-Hope’s solo single tops iTunes charts in 84 countries

[Courtesy of Big Hit]

SEOUL -- BTS member J-Hope’s new solo single has topped the iTunes chart in 84 countries. The 28-year-old released his first official solo song "More" on July 2 and the single became the favorite of global music fans. J-Hope's single song is a hip-hop track with strong beats. The song will be included in the rapper-dancer's upcoming album "Jack in the Box," scheduled for release on July 15.
Number of S. Korean COVID patients rise for three consecutive days

[Yonhap Photo]

SEOUL -- The number of COVID-infected patients remained above 18,000 for three consecutive days on July 7. The Korea Disease Control Prevention Agency said that there were 18,511 new COVID-19 infections including 194 from foreign countries. The disease control body said the reproduction rate of the infectious disease has increased recently due to more people moving during their summer vacation period.
BTS's latest album stays high on Billboard's 200 most popular albums chart

[BTS Twitter]

SEOUL -- BTS' latest album "Proof" was ranked the 13th in Billboard's top 200 most popular album charts on July 7. The album was ranked in fourth place a week ago. "Yet To Come," the album's title song, was ranked the top in Billboard's World Digital Song Sales Chart. "Left and Right," a song by BTS member Jungkook and American singer Charlie Puth reached 22nd place on Billboard's Digital Song Sales Chart.
S. Korean convenience chain to introduce drone delivery services at selected stores

[Courtesy of CU]

SEOUL -- To offer faster and more accurate delivery services, South Korean convenience store chain CU will offer drone delivery services in the eastern county of Yeongwol in July. The South Korean branch of 7-Eleven will also offer drone delivery services in Gapyeong, a leisure and sports-focused district east of Seoul. Drones will deliver food and groceries to customers who make orders near designated accommodation facilities.
POSCO starts construction of EV parts plant in Mexico

[Courtesy of POSCO International]

SEOUL -- Targeting the North and South American electric vehicle (EV) markets, a division of South Korean steelmaker POSCO has started the construction of an EV parts plant in Mexico, POSCO International said on July 7. According to POSCO, a driving motor factory in northeastern Mexico will be operational by the end of 2023 to produce 650,000 units annually by 2025. POSCO International said that the company plans to invest some $122 million by 2030.
[This news summary was contributed by Aju Business Daily reporter Kwak Joseph]

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