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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 10:51
Mass infections feared among Uzbek residents in Cheongju
The latest COVID-19 cases involved six Uzbek nationals living in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, 137 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the quarantine authorities who added they were tracing the patients' movements from the last couple weeks.
Seoul city to bring local musicians to residents
With social distancing making it more difficult to enjoy live music, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced a plan Wednesday to bring performers to residential areas.
Top prosecutor scrambling to tighten grip on office
Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl broke his long silence Monday, with a message that many viewed as an expression of Yoon's intention to tighten his grip on the nearly 2,300 prosecutors who have seen their standing increasingly falter amid the ongoing prosecutorial reform drive backed by the Moon Jae-in administration.
New housing laws at center of criticism
The revised housing lease laws which went into effect on Friday are drawing huge criticism from both landlords and tenants.
Warming climate puts Korea under insect invasions
Korea is experiencing an insect population boom, which is in part an effect of climate change, environment experts said Wednesday. A mountain area in Eunpyeong District, western Seoul, has been hit with hordes of stick insects; a species found in abundance in tropical and subtropical climates. The huge number of green and brown insects can be seen over the entire mountain are...
Calls mounting for toughening entry rules for foreigners
The government is facing growing calls to toughen its entry rules for non-citizens in order to protect the country from COVID-19 infections being “imported” from overseas.
Long way to go for Yongsan Park
Many are wondering how long it will take for Yongsan Park, which will become Korea's largest urban park, to be completed as the negotiations on the return of U.S. military bases to the Korean government have been moving at a snail's pace. When completed, the envisioned park on a site roughly 3 square kilometers is expected to cover an area equivalent to 340 football fields co...
Infection clusters grow amid eased quarantine rules
There are increasing concerns about the resurgence of COVID-19 here as a growing number of infection clusters involving fishing boats and churches have been reported amid the government's move to ease quarantine rules and social distancing. Thirty-two sailors on a Russia-flagged fishing vessel in Busan tested positive for the coronavirus, the Korea Center for Disease Control ...
Key rule in public health crisis: communication
Late in the night of Feb. 18, directors of big hospitals in Daegu including the Kyungpook University, Keimyung University Daegu Dongsan were all active in a Kakao group chat with the city's mayor and other officials.
Ex-mayor's accuser rejects investigation by city gov't
A lawyer representing a former secretary of the late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who filed a sexual harassment complaint against him with the police, rejected taking part in the Seoul Metropolitan Government's planned investigation into the allegations, Wednesday, instead asking the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) to look into the case.