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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sun, November 28, 2021 | 23:10
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.
Pregnant women get conflicting messages about COVID-19 vaccine
Pregnant women are uncertain whether or not to get COVID-19 vaccinations, as some doctors have been giving advice that contradicts the government's message as well as insisting that the vaccination of mothers-to-be should undergo more extensive review. The government has recommended that pregnant women get inoculated, saying that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the poten...
Over 30% of 16-17 years old make reservation for COVID-19 vaccine
Over 30 percent of eligible recipients among teenagers aged 16 and 17 have made an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination during the first two days of their reservation period, against earlier expectations that many parents would be hesitant to vaccinate their children. The government began to receive the reservations for those born between 2004 and 2005, from 8 p.m., Tuesday...
Exhibition of products with fonts developed by 5 elderly women marks Hangeul Day
An exhibition has opened displaying products inscribed with fonts developed by five elderly women in Chilgok County, North Gyeongsang Province, who have belatedly learnt how to write and read Hangeul (Korean letters), in commemoration of Hangeul Day which falls on Oct. 9. The five women in their 70s and 80s - Choo Yoo-eul, Kim Yong-bun, Lee Won-soon, Kwon An-ja and Lee Jong-h...
People vaccinated abroad to receive vaccine incentives here
Starting Thursday, people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus abroad will be eligible for incentives offered to vaccinated people in Korea, following the government's announcement that it will recognize inoculation records from overseas. Previously, vaccine incentives, such as being exempt from the limit on the number of people allowed at private gatherings...
Gender ministry deepens efforts to embrace diverse forms of family
The social perception of the definition of family is rapidly changing in Korea. Once frowned upon, the practice of living together without marriage has become widely accepted. The percentage of one-person households accounts for nearly one-third of the total number of households in the country, according to government data. However, the Civil Law defines “family” as based on ...
89 pets test positive for COVID-19
A total of 89 dogs and cats have tested positive for the coronavirus in Korea as of September, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Tuesday. Available information to date in the country and overseas shows that animals can be infected with the virus, mostly during close contact with confirmed human patients, but the risk of pet-to-human t...
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