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Korea to offer free rapid diagnostic tests for dengue virus
Rapid diagnostic tests for dengue fever will be accessible at all airports across the country starting Friday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said, Thursday. This comes in response to the rising number of domestic cases, where individuals have been contracting the virus through mosquito bites during their overseas travels.
Seoul Central District Court to establish specialized court for people with disabilities
Seoul Central District Court plans to establish a court dedicated to individuals with disabilities, according to legal circles, Thursday. This marks the first such move within the nation’s judiciary.
Stabbing attack aimed at halting opposition leader's presidential aspirations
The man who stabbed the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Jae-myung, committed the crime intending to prevent him from ever having the chance to be elected as president, according to the police, Wednesday.
Gov't unveils incentive plan to support operation of infant care centers
The Ministry of Health and Welfare unveiled a government-level incentive support plan, Tuesday, which is set to take effect later this month, with the primary goal of facilitating access to day care centers for infants under the age of 2.
Seoul Metro Line 4 to trial seatless subway carriages
Seoul Metro announced, Tuesday, that it will conduct a one-year operational test of subway trains containing one carriage without any seats on Line 4, starting Wednesday in a move to alleviate congestion during rush hour.
Gwangjang Market to set rules on sizes of servings to address overcharging accusations
The Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Jongno District Office and Gwangjang Market in Seoul are set to address concerns over merchants overcharging customers by introducing a system to specify the required quantity of food along with its price.
Multicultural student ratio exceeds 70% in 2 Seoul elementary schools
Amid a rise in the number of foreign residents and international marriages in Korea, two schools in Seoul stand out with over 70 percent multicultural students, a regional education office found, Sunday.
Designated waiting spots cause chaos in bus operations
In an attempt to address safety concerns and streamline bus operations, the Seoul Metropolitan Government implemented a designated waiting spot system for a busy area with multiple bus stops across the street from Lotte Department Store in Myeong-dong.
YouTuber's cloned dogs spark debate on animal rights
The debate on animal cloning is heating up after a YouTuber uploaded a video featuring genetic clones of her previous dog, which died a year ago. However, there are currently no legal regulations addressing this issue.
1st foreign train engineer takes part in New Year's Eve ceremony in Seoul
Andres Albiol, the first foreign train engineer to serve in Korea, attended the New Year’s Eve bell-tolling ceremony, Monday, as one of the nation's representative citizens.
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