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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 04:02
Lessons from MERS help Gangnam District respond to COVID-19
Jung Soon-kyun, head of the Gangnam District Office in Seoul said his office's response to the COVID-19 outbreak was helped by infectious disease manuals developed after the 2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak.
Gov't bracing for second wave of coronavirus outbreak in winter
The likelihood of a COVID-19 pandemic recurrence this fall or winter is high and the government is preparing for a worst case scenario, Chung Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), said Wednesday.
Gov't asked to grant residency to illegal immigrant worker for saving 10 lives
Three petitions have been filed on the Cheong Wa Dae website, asking the government to give a 27-year-old illegal migrant worker from Kazakhstan, who saved 10 people in a recent fire in Yangyang, Gangwon Province, the permanent right to stay and work in Korea.
Top court to make sentencing guidelines for digital sex offenses
The Supreme Court's sentencing commission plans to make sentencing guidelines tougher for digital sex crimes in response to the rising public outcry over the Telegram sexual abuse case, it said Tuesday.
COVID-19 shows flattening trend
Korea logged a single-digit increase in the number of new coronavirus infection cases Monday, the latest sign that the highly contagious virus has largely been tamed here, according to the Korea Centers for Infectious Disease Control (KCDC) Tuesday. This raised the total number of infections to 10,683 with a death toll of 237.
How newspaper owner becomes river conservation activist
Former President Lee Myung-bak's four-river project changed the life of Kim Jong-sul, an environmental activist, forever.
40% of adults don't have child due to 'financial instability': poll
Four out of 10 adults said financial instability was the No.1 reason for not having a child, according to a local think tank, Friday.
Sex exploitation case conspirator has face disclosed
An 18-year-old boy, Kang Hun, a conspirator in the highly publicized Telegram sex exploitation ring, had his face made public, Friday, as was the case for his conspirator, Cho Ju-bin, who was indicted earlier this week.
Gov't vows support for vaccine and therapy developers
The government promised Tuesday to give comprehensive support to local companies developing vaccines or drugs to combat COVID-19 to help them become among the first to produce a treatment for the novel coronavirus.
S. Korea mulls easing social-distancing rules
The government will discuss easing social-distancing rules later this week as COVID-19 infections have shown signs of decreasing, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Monday.