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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Mon, August 8, 2022 | 08:23
Korea halts 'return to normalcy' scheme
The government has decided to halt its “return to normalcy” plan and reinstate strong social distancing measures, as the country continues to grapple with its worst ever COVID-19 crisis. The decision comes about six weeks since the implementation of the pandemic exit plan, under which the country was expected to gradually return to normalcy with eased distancing restrictions....
Winners of Video Contest on Diversity and Multiculturalism announced
Thirteen college students have been selected as winners of a video contest hosted by The Korea Times and the Embassy of India in Korea to celebrate India's 75 years of independence. The theme of this year's contest was “Diversity and Multiculturalism.” Applicants were required to submit a short video clip addressing the topic, discussing ways to enhance diversity in society a...
Businesspeople and experts in Korea, Africa discuss cooperation
Businesspeople and experts from various fields in Korea and African countries discussed ways to boost economic, cultural and academic cooperation in a series of forums hosted by the Korea-Africa Foundation (KAF). The KAF is an affiliate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that aims to promote partnerships with African countries.
BTS' Jin's new song draws protests from Japanese internet users over 'East Sea'
A new song released by Jin of K-pop super band BTS has drawn protests from some Japanese internet users over the use of the words, “East Sea,” in its lyrics, referring to the waters between Korea and Japan. The two countries have long been at odds over the issue of the sea's name, with Korea using “East Sea” for the body of water, while Japan has been calling it, “Sea of Japa...
6 in 10 people pessimistic about COVID-19 home treatment: survey
Six out of 10 people negatively viewed home treatment for COVID-19 patients, a treatment strategy the government has largely expanded since late November to cope with a shortage of hospital beds.
Vaccines alone won't curb current spread: experts
The government may have failed to curb the current spread of the coronavirus by placing too much reliance on its vaccination plans, according to medical experts, as the country grapples with its worst surge in infections seen during the pandemic. The experts called for reintroduction of strong social distancing measures to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control.
11 talented students honored in Multicultural Youth Awards
Eleven talented students from diverse backgrounds were recognized for their achievements and exemplary deeds at the 10th Korea Multicultural Youth Awards ceremony, Thursday. The awards, hosted by The Korea Times, are aimed at encouraging students here from multicultural backgrounds, who at times experience hardship due to cultural barriers and discrimination. The ceremony was...
Medical experts, drug ministry divided over abortion pill
Medical experts and the drug ministry are sharply divided over Mifegymiso, an abortion pill regimen which has been under regulatory review for market approval in Korea, making it unlikely for the drug to hit the shelves this year. If approved, it will become the first legal abortion pill in the country, following the landmark ruling of the Constitutional Court in April 2019 t...
Multi-talented student from biracial background inspires others
Yang Geun-mo, 16, is a multi-talented student at Geumsan Hitech High School in Geumsan County, South Chungcheong Province. Born to a Vietnamese mother and a Korean father, Yang is one of the top students in the vocational training school, praised by teachers for his hard-working attitude and kindheartedness in offering help to those in need.
Omicron variant feared to be spreading nationwide
The health authorities here are moving to a higher state of alert as it is suspected the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 has begun spreading across the country including Seoul, following the first cases being reported here Dec. 1. Three foreign college students, studying at Seoul National University (SNU), Kyung Hee University and Hankuk University of Foreign...