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Yoon's 'scientific' quarantine policy put to test amid COVID-19 resurgence
The government on Wednesday announced a set of quarantine measures in an effort to respond to the resurgence of infections driven by the highly contagious BA.5 subvariant of Omicron, which is soon expected to become the dominant strain here. These were the first pandemic-related measures introduced by the Yoon Suk-yeol administration, which has vowed to carry out quarantine p...
Proposed law on assisted dying reignites euthanasia row
Debates on euthanasia, the deliberate ending of a person's life to relieve suffering, have been reignited in Korea due to a proposed law that would offer certain patients with terminal illnesses an end-of-life option.
4th dose of current vaccine unlikely to prevent BA.5 wave: experts
The government is considering whether to lower the age limit of a fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot, which is currently only offered to people aged 60 or more, as Korea grapples with a resurgence of infections led by the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron. After health authorities offered second booster shots to the elderly and other vulnerable groups in mid-April, the inoculation rate st...
Korea sees largest decrease rate in traffic accident casualties due to COVID-19
Korea saw its highest decline rate in traffic accident casualties in 2020, due mainly to decreased traffic volume amid social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to the Korea Road Traffic Authority (KoRoad), Friday. The authorities found that 309,275 people were injured or killed in traffic accidents in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 ...
Is Korea entering new wave of COVID-19?
Korea appears to be at the start of another COVID-19 wave, with the number of daily new infections nearly doubling in a week amid the growing presence of Omicron subvariant BA.5, according to medical experts, Friday. The experts, however, gave different views on how big the wave will be. Some said it would be smaller and less fatal than previous ones, while others warned that...
Food production lines to get smarter, safer with advanced technology
CHEONAN, South Chungcheong Province ― Like any other food or beverage product, the manufacturing process of My Meal, a protein drink produced by local wellness company Daesang Life Science, consists of a series of rigorous steps. Raw ingredients are weighed, mixed and then filtered. After going through the process of homogenization and sterilization, the beverage is then pour...
USFK member accused of alleged DUI on motorcycle
A United States Forces Korea (USFK) service member is under investigation by local police for allegedly causing an accident while driving a motorcycle under the influence of alcohol, according to the law enforcement authorities, Tuesday. Pyeongtaek Police Station in Gyeonggi Province said a 37-year-old male sergeant, whose identity has been withheld, is accused of driving und...
Five-term DPK lawmaker elected as Assembly speaker
Five-term lawmaker Kim Jin-pyo of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has been elected as the new speaker of the National Assembly, Monday, as rival parties reached a last-minute deal on the formation of the new leadership. Rep. Kim garnered 255 out of 275 votes in a plenary session held at 2 p.m., winning the position to lead the second half of the 21st Natio...
[INTERVIEW] 'Long way to go for Korean studies to fully prosper'
HONOLULU - A global boom of Korean pop music, films and TV dramas in recent years has generated worldwide interest in Korea and its culture as a whole. And this has led to an increase in people seeking to pursue an academic career in Korean studies. However, there is still a long way to go to create a sustainable environment nurturing Koreanist scholars, said Baik Tae-ung, he...
Forum revisits lives of first-generation of Koreans in Hawaii
HONOLULU - It was on Jan. 13, 1903, when the first organized group of Koreans arrived on the shores of Honolulu. Numbering slightly over 100, they became the first-generation Korean immigrants in Hawaii. Over the next two-and-a-half years, nearly 7,400 Koreans immigrated to Hawaii in search of a new future, escaping famine and the turbulent political climate in their home cou...
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