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Korea to ease immigration rules to attract more medical tourists
Korea aims to ease immigration procedures to attract more international patients who visit the country to undergo medical treatment or receive cosmetic surgery. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Monday that the government aims to attract up to 700,000 medical tourists annually by 2027.
Local governments appeal to young generations through YouTube
A growing number of local governments are attempting to reflect the tastes of young people and capture their hearts and minds through YouTube. Until recent years, local governments have mainly presented promotional and policy videos in a formal style and consequently gained little attention.
Man arrested for opening airplane emergency exit during flight
A 33-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for opening an emergency exit during an Asiana Airlines flight right before landing at Daegu International Airport.
Debate heats up over emergence of senior-free zones
The ongoing controversy over kid-free zones in Korea is now expanding to another age group, with some designating certain areas as senior-free zones in commercial venues such as restaurants and cafes.
Seoul City equips taxis with children's car seats
The Seoul Metropolitan Government began to offer taxis equipped with car seats for children under the age of 24 months, starting Wednesday. The new taxi service uses passenger vans equipped with car seats marked with Korea Certification from the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards. The vans also offer air purifiers, hand sanitizer and protective shielding.
Human resources agency slammed for bungled management of certificate exams
The Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRDK) under the direct control of the Ministry of Employment of Labor is facing criticism over a grave error in handling completed test papers while conducting recent exams for national technical qualification certificates. It shredded the answer sheets of 609 exam takers before grading them, according to Uh Soo-bong, presiden...
Korea to raise number of quarantinable diseases from 11 to 20
The government will nearly double the number of infectious diseases subject to quarantine at airports and seaports and enhance monitoring to increase its ability to stem the spread of contagious illnesses.
Korea to send inspection team to Fukushima Sunday
Korea will dispatch a 21-member delegation to Japan this Sunday to assess the neighboring country's plan to discharge treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, the government announced, Friday. The delegation, led by Yoo Guk-hee, who chairs the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, will stay in Japan until May 26 to conduct on-site inspectio...
Unprecedented heat wave likely to hit Korea this summer
A scorching heat wave is likely to hit the Korean Peninsula this summer beginning next month, the state weather agency forecast on Friday. The possibility of unprecedented heat is due to high-pressure systems and the return of a stronger El Nino.
New gov't guidelines for telemedicine face criticism
Fewer people are likely to receive non-face-to-face medical services, or telemedicine, starting next month. The government made the decision to narrow the telemedicine services currently available, Wednesday, allowing mainly second-visit or regular patients to benefit from its trial program.
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