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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 19:37
Outdoor events for Jamboree Scouts canceled due to typhoon
All outdoor events prepared for Scouts participating in the 25th World Scout Jamboree were replaced with indoor activities on Thursday, as Typhoon Khanun, accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds, passes through the Korean Peninsula.
Gov't enhances safety management to protect Jamboree participants from typhoon
The government has enhanced safety management measures to protect tens of thousands of participants of the 25th World Scout Jamboree from the rapidly approaching Typhoon Khanun.
Labor ministry holds conference for Employment Permit System in Busan
A conference for the Employment Permit System (EPS) kicked off on Wednesday for a three-day run in Busan, co-hosted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Human Resources Development Service of Korea.
Scouts relocated to Seoul and 7 other regions after early departure from campsite
About 37,000 Scouts participating in the 25th World Scout Jamboree left their campsite in Saemangeum for Seoul and seven other regions across the country on Tuesday - four days ahead of schedule due to the rapidly-approaching Typhoon Khanun.
'We survive. We are Scouts. We don't have problems.'
SAEMANGEUM, North Jeolla Province - While the 25th World Scout Jamboree taking place in Korea has faced a torrent of bad news about heat illnesses and hygiene issues, participants are still having fun making new friends and learning about different cultures during the event.
World Scout Jamboree in Korea becomes nightmare due to mounting heat illnesses, hygiene issues
The 25th World Scout Jamboree, which is taking place in Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province, has sparked outcries from participants and their parents from around the world who are accusing the organizers of being unprepared and unprofessional.
Parents to be required to schedule meetings, phone calls with teachers
Parents will have to make a reservation before meeting with or phoning teachers, as part of measures introduced by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) to protect educators from facing excessive calls made by demanding parents, SMOE Superintendent Cho Hee-yeon announced Wednesday.
Should we go back to wearing face masks?
The number of daily new COVID-19 cases has increased for five consecutive weeks to surpass 40,000, with figures for seriously ill patients and deaths also showing clear upward trends.
43,000 young Scouts gather at Saemangeum for World Jamboree
The 25th World Scout Jamboree kicked off on Tuesday on reclaimed land at Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province, bringing together over 43,000 young Scouts from 159 countries around the world. The World Jamboree, which is held every four years, will continue through Aug. 12 at the 8.84-square-kilometer campsite on the country's west coast.
4.6 mil. foreigners visit Korea in 1st half, up 5 times year-on-year
The number of foreign nationals who visited Korea in the first half of the year stood at 4.63 million, a more than fivefold increase from 890,000 a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Justice, Friday. Also, the figure has already exceeded the entire number of those who visited the country last year, 3.39 million.
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