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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Mon, December 11, 2023 | 11:23
Korea ready to welcome 43,000 young Scouts from around globe
Korea has finalized preparations for the 25th World Scout Jamboree that will bring together over 43,000 teenagers from 150 countries, Gender Equality and Family Minister Kim Hyun-sook said, Tuesday, with only a week left before the event kicks off.
Health authorities warn of infectious diseases transmitted from overseas
Health authorities urged people to guard against infectious diseases transmitted from other countries, as the number of cases of such diseases, including malaria, has risen by more than five times year-on-year amid increasing overseas travel following the easing of many rules and regulations put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teachers demoralized by indiscriminate reporting of child abuse
Teachers across the country have been suffering from increasing accusations of child abuse filed by parents or students against them. Teachers and unions said Monday that most of these cases resulted from their attempts to guide students, citing an example of one teacher who was accused of child abuse after grabbing the arms of a pupil to stop a fight with a classmate.
COVID-19 resurgence poised to grip Korea
COVID-19 is showing signs of a resurgence in Korea as the numbers of daily new cases have increased for three consecutive weeks to reach over 30,000. The number of patients who were diagnosed with or suspected of having seasonal influenza has also risen in recent weeks, which is considered unprecedented, given that epidemics of influenza usually break out in winter.
Teachers exposed to abuse and assault at schools due to lack of protection
An elementary school teacher in Seoul took her own life recently, apparently unable to handle complaints from demanding parents. Also grabbing headlines was another incident where an elementary school student assaulted his teacher, causing her to require medical ...
Incheon recognizes physician-founded startup for job creation
A medical instruments startup founded by Chung Jun-won, professor of Gachon University Gil Medical Center, has been selected as this year's excellent company by Incheon Metropolitan City in recognition of its contribution to creating jobs.
Next year's hourly minimum wage raised 2.5% to 9,860 won
The hourly minimum wage for next year was set at 9,860 won ($7.8), a 2.5 percent increase from this year, the Minimum Wage Commission said, Wednesday, after the conclusion of marathon talks. The new minimum wage translates into a monthly pay of nearly 2.07 million won, up from 2.02 million this year.
Korea files appeal against ruling to compensate Elliott
Korea has filed a suit asking a court in Britain to cancel an order by an international tribunal to pay nearly $108 million to U.S.-based hedge fund Elliott Investment Management, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon said Tuesday.
249 unregistered babies confirmed dead; status of 814 still unclear
The government has confirmed 249 babies without any record of registration have died since 2015 because of health problems or crimes committed by their guardians. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced the results of its probe into the status of 2,123 babies who were born from 2015 until last year and were not registered despite records of being delivered at...
Int'l passenger numbers at 7 airports rebound to less than 50% of pre-pandemic levels
Seven international airports across the country - except Incheon International Airport - have seen less than a 50 percent recovery rate in the volume of international passengers compared to pre-pandemic levels.
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