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Reporter : Kim Se-jeong
Thu, December 7, 2023 | 22:17
Goyang stands out for drive-thru testing center
On Feb. 20, Mayor Lee Jae-joon of Goyang in Gyeonggi Province sat with his public health department colleagues, directors of local medical centers and infectious diseases experts to discuss how to respond to the fast spread of the virus.
Gov't warns of possible second wave of infections during upcoming holidays
Korea may face a second wave of the coronavirus infection during the upcoming holidays, which will begin Thursday, as more people are expected to travel and engage in outdoor activities, government officials warned Tuesday. Officials are urging the public to practice social-distancing and follow personal hygiene guidelines when they venture out.
Gimhae official under probe for sending inappropriate messages to woman in self-quarantine
The Gimhae city government will investigate an employee who allegedly sent inappropriate messages to a female resident under self-quarantine.
Police begin probe into ex-Busan mayor
Police in Busan began an investigation Friday into an accusation of sexual harassment against former Mayor Oh Keo-don, who stepped down the previous day after admitting culpability.
Gov't vows to get tougher on digital sex crimes
The government and the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) vowed Thursday to pass bills to criminalize the downloading and circulation of child pornography and abusive sexual videos, and to redefine the age of consent, in an effort to protect minors from sexual exploitation.
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.