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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Thu, October 21, 2021 | 14:25
'Diverse Voices' of foreign residents shared on radio
“Diverse Voices,” a radio show of English broadcaster TBS eFM (101.3MHz), deals with a variety of issues surrounding migrants and residents of foreign nationality in Korea. The light-hearted show, which airs every day from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., not only delivers useful information to listeners, but also uplifts their spirits through interesting interviews with guests from various...
Controversy rises over booster shot for Janssen vaccine
Controversy is rising over the administration of booster shots for recipients of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, as they have reported the largest number of breakthrough infections among fully vaccinated people. While some medical experts believe the government should immediately offer additional shots to the group, others advise that the plan should undergo a m...
Umbrella union's planned strike meets criticism
Criticism is growing against a major umbrella union here over its plan to stage a mass rally on Wednesday, prompting fears over a possible virus resurgence that could disrupt the country's path towards a “Living with COVID-19” scheme.
Over half of businesses with migrant workers in Busan found violating labor laws
More than half of the businesses employing foreign nationals in Busan and its surrounding South Gyeongsang Province were found to have been violating labor laws according to monitoring conducted by the government between 2018 and 2020.
Eased COVID restrictions unlikely to lead to sudden increase of cases
Health experts believe that the government's latest decision to ease social distancing regulations, highlighted by a relaxed cap on group sizes at gatherings would not lead directly to an abrupt increase in infections. On Friday, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure (CDSC) Headquarters announced the latest quarantine scheme, effective Monday for the next two weeks, ...
How Afghan evacuees are preparing for life in Korea
JINCHEON - For a 13-year-old Afghan girl, learning taekwondo in Korea brings her a feeling of freedom that she was unable to experience back in her home country. “In Afghanistan, women cannot participate in sports freely like men do, so it's satisfying to attend taekwondo classes with boys, without wearing a hijab,” the girl told reporters after a taekwondo class on Wednesday...
Drug smuggling attempts through USFK postal service increasing
Over the last four years, customs authorities have detected illegal drugs worth over 24 billion won ($20 million) smuggled through the postal service of the United States Forces Korea (USFK) into the country, according to government data. According to data submitted by the Korea Customs Service for a National Assembly audit session, Tuesday, from 2017 to August of this year, ...
Major cluster infections tied to traditional markets
Several traditional markets in Seoul have emerged as hotbeds of COVID-19 infections in recent months, raising concerns among merchants and visitors. Since July, four traditional markets in the capital have been linked to major outbreaks, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
Infection resurgence feared to disrupt path to 'Living with COVID-19' era
Concerns are rising over increased infections following the recent long weekends, adding uncertainties to the government's envisioned plan for a gradual transition to a “living with COVID-19” strategy. The administration is gearing up to adopt a strategy of co-existing with the coronavirus, under which people would be able to return to “normal life” gradually, as the health a...
Gov't urged to reduce riot police deployment THAAD base
The human rights commission under the National Police Agency (NPA) has recommended the law enforcement authorities to reduce the number of riot police mobilized on the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile base in the southeastern county of Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province.
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