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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sun, January 23, 2022 | 14:08
Gov't urged to recognize overseas vaccination of foreigners
Residents of foreign nationality who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 abroad are experiencing inconvenience here as they are ineligible to register their vaccination record with the government system unless they have a quarantine exemption certification. Under current measures, Korean nationals who have been vaccinated overseas may register their inoculation record...
School bans on mobile phones violate students' human rights
A complete ban on the use of mobile phones in schools infringes on the basic rights of students including freedom of communication, said the nation's human rights watchdog, Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) expressed the opinion in response to a complaint filed by a student at a high school in the southeastern city of Daegu.
Making kimchi for charity
Volunteers pose while making kimchi to be provided for underprivileged residents at a charity event in Daegu's Suseong District, Tuesday. Yonhap
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).
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