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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sat, October 16, 2021 | 07:49
Over half of businesses with migrant workers in Busan found violating labor laws
More than half of the businesses with employees of foreign nationality in Busan and its surrounding South Gyeongsang Province were found to have been violating labor laws according to monitoring conducted by the government between 2018 and 2020.
Eased COVID restrictions unlikely to lead to sudden increase in cases
Health experts believe that the government's latest decision to ease social distancing regulations, highlighted by a relaxed cap on group sizes at gatherings would not lead directly to an abrupt increase in infections. On Friday, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure (CDSC) Headquarters announced the latest quarantine scheme, effective Monday for the next two weeks, ...
How Afghan evacuees are preparing for life in Korea
JINCHEON - For a 13-year-old Afghan girl, learning taekwondo in Korea brings her a feeling of freedom that she was unable to experience back in her home country. “In Afghanistan, women cannot participate in sports freely like men do, so it's satisfying to attend taekwondo classes with boys, without wearing a hijab,” the girl told reporters after a taekwondo class on Wednesday...
Drug smuggling attempts through USFK postal service increasing
Over the last four years, customs authorities have detected illegal drugs worth over 24 billion won ($20 million) smuggled through the postal service of the United States Forces Korea (USFK) into the country, according to government data. According to data submitted by the Korea Customs Service for a National Assembly audit session, Tuesday, from 2017 to August of this year, ...
Major cluster infections tied to traditional markets
Several traditional markets in Seoul have emerged as hotbeds of COVID-19 infections in recent months, raising concerns among merchants and visitors. Since July, four traditional markets in the capital have been linked to major outbreaks, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
Infection resurgence feared to disrupt path to 'Living with COVID-19' era
Concerns are rising over increased infections following the recent long weekends, adding uncertainties to the government's envisioned plan for a gradual transition to a “living with COVID-19” strategy. The administration is gearing up to adopt a strategy of co-existing with the coronavirus, under which people would be able to return to “normal life” gradually, as the health a...
Gov't urged to reduce riot police deployment THAAD base
The human rights commission under the National Police Agency (NPA) has recommended the law enforcement authorities to reduce the number of riot police mobilized on the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile base in the southeastern county of Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province.
Pregnant women get conflicting messages about COVID-19 vaccine
Pregnant women are uncertain whether or not to get COVID-19 vaccinations, as some doctors have been giving advice that contradicts the government's message as well as insisting that the vaccination of mothers-to-be should undergo more extensive review. The government has recommended that pregnant women get inoculated, saying that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the poten...
Over 30% of 16-17 years old make reservation for COVID-19 vaccine
Over 30 percent of eligible recipients among teenagers aged 16 and 17 have made an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination during the first two days of their reservation period, against earlier expectations that many parents would be hesitant to vaccinate their children. The government began to receive the reservations for those born between 2004 and 2005, from 8 p.m., Tuesday...
Exhibition of products with fonts developed by 5 elderly women marks Hangeul Day
An exhibition has opened displaying products inscribed with fonts developed by five elderly women in Chilgok County, North Gyeongsang Province, who have belatedly learnt how to write and read Hangeul (Korean letters), in commemoration of Hangeul Day which falls on Oct. 9. The five women in their 70s and 80s - Choo Yoo-eul, Kim Yong-bun, Lee Won-soon, Kwon An-ja and Lee Jong-h...
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