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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sun, November 28, 2021 | 23:18
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 ...
'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...
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