Korean Air announces that it will acquire Asiana Airlines for 1.8 trillion KRW (US$1.6 billion) to help the South Korean airline industry continue to grow amid uncertainties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Korea begins to fine people and operators who fail to wear masks in public. Under the new rules, people caught without masks in public venues face fines of up to 100,000 won (US$90), while the operators of those places face fines of up to three million won (US$2,700).
Around 337 people in a dozen countries are arrested for participating in a child pornography network that hosted up to 250,000 videos depicting child sexual abuse. Officials in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea called it one of the largest child pornography operations to date.
South Korea's opposition holds a parliamentary filibuster, the first in the National Assembly since 1969, to block the current anti-terrorism bill that would expand National Intelligence Service powers. The opposition plans to continue until March 11, when the session is scheduled to end.