Small business owners who have suffered damage due to the corona quarantine measures can apply for compensation from today (27th).

The government promised to pay quickly without submitting documents, but the system did not work properly from the first day.

Reporter Han Sang-woo reported.

<Reporter> The

application for loss compensation for small businesses started online at 8 am today.

We have built a system so that you can access it with a smartphone, and you can access it by simply entering 'compensation for small business loss' in Korean in the Internet address bar.

But there was a problem from the start.

The application page did not open at all or even if it was opened, it was virtually paralyzed throughout the morning.

The Ministry of SMEs and Startups said that the problem was solved quickly, but application errors continued into the afternoon.

Small business owners who were only waiting for the subsidy burst out in anger.

[Small business owners who apply for loss compensation: I've been looking at my cell phone since I've been dining since 8 o'clock.

Am I the only person like me?] From

July to the end of September this year, 800,000 small business establishments affected by the Corona 19 quarantine measures are eligible for compensation, and 620,000 of them are eligible for expedited payment.

If I applied before 4pm, I could have received the compensation right away, but there was a case where I couldn't even apply.

The Ministry of SMEs and Startups has not yet figured out the cause.

[Kim Joong-hyun / Public Relations Manager of the Ministry of SMEs and Startups: Linking Korean domains, the process of self-authentication, the process of uploading documents, a number of things are complexly in the process...

.] As of

6pm this evening, 18,728 applications for expedited compensation were received amid the connection interruption, and 26.4 billion won was paid to 7,649 companies.

(Video editing: Won Yang, VJ: Park Hyun-woo)