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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Mon, August 8, 2022 | 08:15
Presidential candidate's avatar
Windy, an avatar of presidential hopeful Kim Dong-yeon of the New Wave Party, introduces itself on a tablet screen during a press conference at the National Assembly, Tuesday. The party also introduced an online spokesperson which was developed using artificial intelligence. Korea Times photo by Oh Dae-keun
Memorial for deceased contract worker
Kim Mi-sook, the mother of deceased power plant worker Kim Yong-gyun, hugs a statue of her son ahead of a memorial ceremony at the Taean Thermal Power Plant in South Chungcheong Province, Tuesday, to mark the third anniversary of his death. The 24-year-old contract worker died while working in the plant Dec. 10, 2018, due to a lack of proper safety regulations. Yonhap
Calls rise for strong punishment for teens accused of assaulting Mongolian student
Calls are mounting for strong punishment for four middle school students who have been accused of assaulting a classmate from Mongolia.
Tighter vaccine pass rules provoke backlash from unvaccinated, self-employed
The government's decision to expand its “vaccine pass” system to more public facilities, which will take effect from Monday, has provoked a backlash from unvaccinated individuals and small business owners. The government announced Friday that it would reinstate some of its social distancing measures and widen the vaccine pass use in response to a record rise in COVID-19 cases...
69 foreign students accused of alleged statutory rape
Nearly 70 foreign students at a local university have been accused of alleged statutory rape of a teenage girl, according to police, Tuesday.
'Special quarantine measures' won't contain COVID spread: experts
The government's latest “special quarantine measures” may be ineffective in responding to the current COVID-19 crisis here, according to medical experts, who warned of a harsh winter unless stronger measures are introduced. Amid an unrelenting surge in new infections and critical cases, the government announced Monday that it would not move on to the second phase of its “Livi...
Mixed messages on children's vaccines confuse parents
Mixed messages being sent by the government and medical experts on COVID-19 vaccination for children are creating confusion among parents, who are weighing the risks and benefits of inoculation following the full resumption of in-person classes at schools. Authorities are “strongly recommending” parents to vaccinate their children, following a recent surge in infections among...
Marathon returns to Seoul this Sunday
The Seoul International Marathon will take place on Sunday, both online and offline, for the first time in two years, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Friday.
Nurses and other medical workers clash over Nursing Act
Controversy is deepening among different groups of medical staff over legislation of the Nursing Act, a law that stipulates the role and duties of licensed nurses. The Korean Nurses Association (KNA), a group representing 460,000 nurses nationwide, has been calling for the legislation, insisting that the enactment will lay the groundwork for the improvement of nurse-related p...
Aide claims Chun Doo-hwan died due to abnormal reaction to vaccination
An aide to Chun Doo-hwan, the former president who died at the age of 90 on Tuesday, has claimed that Chun's death may have been caused by an abnormal reaction after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Chun seized power in a military coup in 1979 and ruled the country until 1988. He was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that affects white blood cells.