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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Wed, May 18, 2022 | 20:59
Universities uncertain about in-person classes amid Omicron spread
Local universities are uncertain whether to begin the upcoming spring semester with in-person classes amid concerns over the increasing spread of the Omicron variant.
Contradicting court rulings over vaccine pass stoke confusion
Two contradicting court rulings over the COVID-19 vaccine pass scheme are causing public confusion, with calls mounting from residents outside of Seoul to suspend the vaccine pass altogether.
Discrimination and prejudice prevalent in Korea: int'l NGO
Discrimination and prejudice are prevalent in Korean society, despite it being a country with an advanced democracy guaranteeing basic political freedoms and civil liberties, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW), Thursday. The international non-governmental organization issued its “World Report 2022,” a summary of human rights conditions in over 100 coun...
University of Utah Asia Campus offers alternative to studying abroad
Many students find it difficult to plan for studying overseas amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. For them, an opportunity to stay here and obtain a global academic experience could be an excellent alternative.
Korea to use oral COVID-19 pills from Friday
Korea will receive its first shipment of COVID-19 antiviral pills on Thursday, which the government plans to use on elderly patients aged 65 and over, along with immunocompromised patients at risk of developing critical health issues. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Wednesday that 21,000 courses of Paxlovid, the oral COVID-19 pills developed by Pfizer, will arriv...
Gov't to introduce 'choice and concentration' strategy to brace for Omicron surge
The government will introduce new pandemic response strategies focused on containing the spread of the Omicron variant, bracing for a possible Omicron-led wave of the coronavirus in the coming weeks. The authorities plan to take a “choice and concentration” approach, utilizing its “3T” - test, trace and treat - tactics, while swiftly introducing antiviral pills for high-risk ...
Vaccine pass at large retailers criticized for lacking scientific grounds
Criticism is mounting over the COVID-19 vaccine pass mandate for large supermarkets, discount outlets and department stores, which came into effect from Monday, with critics calling on the government to justify the scientific grounds for implementing the new measure. The vaccine pass system, which requires either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result to be presen...
Korea set to approve Novavax COVID-19 vaccine by this month
The Korean drug regulator is set to approve the use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. drugmaker Novavax this month, making it the fifth vaccine to be used in the country. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Friday that the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, which is currently reviewing Novavax's Nuvaxovid, is expected to give the green light by th...
Ongoing vaccine pass confusion may hamper booster shot rollout
Ongoing legal complaints over the COVID-19 vaccine pass system are feared to be hampering the government's booster shot rollout, which may cause setbacks in its quarantine strategies amid the increasing spread of the Omicron variant.
Assembly speaker's New Year press conference
National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug speaks during a New Year press conference held virtually at the National Assembly, Thursday. Park said it may be worth reviewing the ruling Democratic Party of Korea's plan to limit lawmakers from serving more than three terms in the same constituency, considering the fact that rookie politicians have a small chance of becoming Assem...
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