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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Wed, May 25, 2022 | 13:10
Rights groups call for release of Moroccan man at immigration detention center
Migrants' rights groups here are calling for the immediate release of a Moroccan man held in an immigration detention center, whose human rights have been violated due to excessive use of force by officers.
Yoon draws controversy with remarks on dog meat
Former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, a leading presidential hopeful of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), has stirred controversy with his remarks on dog meat consumption, which reflected claims shared among supporters of the dog meat trade. Yoon, who has been known as an animal lover raising four dogs and three cats, spoke about the dog meat trade and animal ...
Unvaccinated people to face more COVID-19 restrictions
Starting Monday, unvaccinated people here will be barred from entering multiuse facilities such as gyms, singing rooms and public baths unless they submit PCR test results showing them as negative for COVID-19, following the implementation of the so-called “vaccine pass.” Amid controversy that the policy may lead to discrimination against the unvaccinated, the government has ...
6 men get their driver's licenses suspended for not paying child support
Six divorced men who have been refusing to pay child support expenses to the custodial parent were issued a 100-day driver's license suspension, according to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.
Telemedicine industry concerned over 'return to normalcy'
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly influenced the medical industry, boosting its digital transformation and introducing new healthcare models for contactless services. Telemedicine, which enables doctors to treat patients remotely via telecommunications technologies, was technically illegal here in the pre-COVID-19 era under the Medical Services Act. But through a revision to ...
Curfews on cafes, restaurants to be lifted on Nov. 1
Restaurants, cafes, gyms and movie theaters will be allowed to operate without curfew starting Nov. 1 under the government's “Living with COVID-19” scheme, the government announced Monday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare unveiled its draft plan on the transition to the new plan during a discussion session on Monday, under which social distancing regulations, which had been...
Korea's COVID-19 vaccination rate ranks 10th among OECD countries
The percentage of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 here, which topped 70 percent Saturday, is the 10th-highest among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Gov't urged to improve COVID-19 home treatment system after patient's death
The government is being urged to improve the way it handles COVID-19 patients after an infected man died when his condition deteriorated quickly while he was waiting at home for an ambulance. This latest fatality is raising concerns as more patients displaying mild or no symptoms are expected to be told to stay home in line with the government's envisioned shift to a “living ...
Students launch fundraising for multicultural youth basketball team
Two high school students are raising funds to save the country's one and only basketball team comprised of teenagers from multicultural backgrounds, which is on the verge of disbandment. Global Friends, the basketball team based in Seoul's Itaewon, is facing hardship after its only corporate sponsor Hana Tour suspended support this month due to financial difficulties amid the...
Raid into Seongnam mayor's office
Officials at Seongnam City Hall in Gyeonggi Province cover the entrance to the office of mayor's secretaries with newspapers to prevent people from watching a raid by the prosecution, Thursday. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office sent a team of 23 investigators to seize documents and other material as a part of its investigation into alleged corruption surrounding ...